Why You Should Compete in Weightlifting
A few weeks ago Matt Foreman and I were teaching a weightlifting seminar geared toward masters and at the end we had a little Q & A so people could ask Matt about his super secret diet tricks and why I hate the use of NSAIDs (This is complete sarcasm). How... Continue reading
Overplaying Your Opponent: Tactics in Olympic Weightlifting Competition
When you stand on the platform in front of the bar in the dead silence greedily breathing to fill your lungs with air full of shrinking tension and competition spirit, there is no ... Continue reading
Weightlifting Competition Warm-up Room Etiquette
While much warm-up room etiquette is no different than in any other area of life, there are a few issues specific to weightlifting, and an apparent need to reiterate even things th... Continue reading
Bad Performances Produce Good Weightlifting
I want to tell you a little story about something that happened in my weightlifting career a long time ago. I can apply it to every single one of you and it’ll help you make your own careers better, so you better friggin read it.
I bombed ou... Continue reading
Lousy Training Right Before Weightlifting Competition
Most of us like it when things run smoothly.
As we get older, I think we develop a lower tolerance for bullcrap. Our patience level goes down and we get miffed when we... Continue reading
How To Be A Better Competition Weightlifter
As I’m writing this, it’s August 3rd 2015.
You know why that date is significant? Because some of the most important Olympic weightlifting competitions in the United States are coming up within the next couple of weeks. From August 9-1... Continue reading
Weightlifting Competition Warm-ups: The Importance of Flexibility
With the increasing number of competitors at national events comes an increase in competition. Weightlifting is now more exciting than ever to watch from the crowd, but what most p... Continue reading
A Simple Guide to Weightlifting Competition Warm-ups
One of the most common questions I get through the various media through which I’m connected interminably to the weightlifting world is how to properly warm-up for competitio... Continue reading
Weightlifting Competition Preparation: Don't Forget the Details
As the National Championships approach, I figured a competition preparation article was in order. We’ve published a few articles on the subject before, so I want to focus on ... Continue reading
Some Advice That Changed My Whole Career: Bodyweight in Weightlifting
When I was 20 years old, I left my home in Arizona and moved to Washington because I wanted to join the Calpian weightlifting team and be coached by John Thrush. At that time, my l... Continue reading