Are the Olympic Lifts Helpful for ALL Athletes?
Almost all of my articles are about competitive Olympic weightlifting. Training, competition, mental development, etc. At this point, I think I’ve written around 300 articles... Continue reading
Are You a Contributor or a Consumer?
Just to give you a little insight into my life, I’ve been writing articles for this website nearly every week for several years—this is number 250. That means that at least part of my Sunday is comprised of me panicking and scratching my head for a... Continue reading
Should Coaches Train with Their Lifters?
Years ago, my coach (Mike Burgener) said something like this: Never train with your lifters, because there are really only two possibilities: either they think you’re an asshole for showing off, or they see how bad you really are.
Personally, I&... Continue reading
Weightlifting Talent & Craziness: Are ALL The Good Ones Nuts?
Does high performance go hand-in-hand with having a difficult personality? Seriously, think about all the famous names you’ve heard about, people who have incredible talents ... Continue reading
Going From Level 3 to Level 7: Athlete & Coach Ability
Let me tell you one of the best things I know about coaching and athlete performance.
First of all, good coaching is important. If you’ve got an athlete (or an entir... Continue reading
Are You an Athlete or an Exerciser?
Before you even say it, no, the title isn’t a jab at CrossFitters. This has nothing to do with what sport or activity you choose to pursue, only how you pursue it. It could be CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting or golf.
With the proliferation o... Continue reading
How To Avoid Sucking When You Get Older
How many of you have seen a movie called Vision Quest? It’s a 1985 flick about a high school wrestler who wants to make his mark in life by accomplishing something huge, so he decides to drop two weight classes and challenge the toughest undefeated grapp... Continue reading
Conditioning Circuit Design
Nathan Says: Hi Greg and Aimee, Before I ask a question, I'd just like to say thank you for all the knowledge you have provided in your book. It is simply the best book on the market and will be for a long time to come. It has made me a better athlete, but mor... Continue reading
Some Nice Soothing Music to Piss Us All Off: Music for Training Motivation
You all like music, right?
I’m going to assume the answer to that question is yes, and I’ll also wager that you probably like to have music playing when you tr... Continue reading
The Push-Up: Why is This So Hard?
One of the things in my life that continually mystifies me is how something as simple and pure as the push-up has become so confusing and impossible for so many people. This is like the exercise equivalent of every adult in the world suddenly forgetting how to... Continue reading