Assistance Exercises With Cool Freaky Names
I was inspired by Greg’s recent blog post about the heaving snatch balance. What an idea…doing a quick write-up on a specific exercise instead of training philosophy, etc. Also, I always thought the name “heaving snatch balance&rdq... Continue reading
Peer Pressure Is a Good Thing
Remember when you learned about peer pressure for the first time? You were probably in high school, or maybe junior high. A teacher showed you a video where a juvenile delinquent kid with a motorcycle offers drugs to a little straight-laced kid that ... Continue reading
Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Your Hands Upon the Wheel: Committing to a Training Program
MULTI-TASKING!! Everybody knows what this is, right? I’m sure you do, because our society is obsessed with it. We’re all expected to be able to juggle se... Continue reading
Don't Let My Patella Hit You in the Face: The Myth of Weightlifting's Danger
“Ouch, that looks like it really hurts your knees!”
If you’re a weightlifter, try to make a mental list of how many times you’ve heard somebody say... Continue reading
I Lost My Weightlifting Technique and Now I'm Upset
I’ve always thought that one of the most frustrating things about being a weightlifter is that you can lose your technique.
Let me explain what I mean when I say... Continue reading
Positive Thinking and Other Crap Like That
Ever have one of those moments that just makes your whole mood sour and pissy?
I had one at the 2000 Olympic Trials in New Orleans. I was standing in the warm-up room, watching the best lifters in the country getting ready for battle. It was pretty hardcor... Continue reading
High School Kids Aren't All Idiots: Overcoming Fear
Man...it never ceases to amaze me how I seem to hear some of the smartest, deepest ideas from some of the most unlikely people.
I'm a high school English teac... Continue reading
Love The One You're With: Appreciating What You Have
I'm writing this blog entry on September 11th, 2011. As the whole world is aware of, this is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks. Ten... Continue reading
Controlling the Tornado: Planning Your Weightlifting Training
This article will be focused on planning out your training program. And you’re out of your mind if you think I’m going to start with a slogan that you’ve already ... Continue reading
Lessons from Romania: Nicu Vlad at the Olympic Training Center
Nicu Vlad is one of the greatest weightlifters of all time. The Romanian legend won the Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles games when he was only twenty-one years old, and ... Continue reading