Weightlifting Competition
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Proper Approach to Weightlifting Competition
Travis Cooper | Weightlifting Competition | March 17 2014 | Comments (1)

Approaching competition can be very stressful for a beginner or experienced lifter without proper planning. Competition requires you to get out of your comfort zone in several different areas, which can disrupt your mindset. Having a plan in place keeps your m... Continue reading
The Last Two Meets I've Lifted In: Dealing with Imperfect Competition Conditions
Matt Foreman | Weightlifting Competition | June 10 2013 | Comments (5)

I’ve lifted in two meets over the last four weeks. Normally I would never compete twice in such a short time span, but I’m getting knee surgery in July and I wanted to ... Continue reading
Weightlifting Competition Anxiety...It Never Goes Away
Matt Foreman | Weightlifting Competition | September 10 2012 | Comments (3)

You’re a weightlifter at a national championship. It’s the night before you compete, and you’re alone in your hotel room. These are the thoughts that go through y... Continue reading
Weightlifting Competition Etiquette
Bob Takano | Weightlifting Competition | July 27 2012 | Comments (11)

Back in the 1980’s one of my most diligent athletes was Mike Regnier, who was not only lifting but working on a neuroscience Ph.D at the same time. In spite of the heavy time demands, Mike rarely missed training sessions. One day he brought his then girl... Continue reading
Dos and Don'ts of Meet Day: Weightlifting Competition Preparation
Mike Gray | Weightlifting Competition | July 24 2012 | Comments (14)

These are the do’s and don’ts of what to do and not do on meet day that I have either watched or experienced myself over the years.  1.    &nb... Continue reading
The Mental Switch: Prepare Yourself for Competition
Matt Foreman | Weightlifting Competition | April 18 2012 | Comments (7)

All great athletes have a mental switch, and it should be your goal to get one too. Think of a light switch in your house. You flip it, and the lights turn on. Pretty simple, ri... Continue reading
Dilemmas of Competition and Retirement
Matt Foreman | Weightlifting Competition | January 29 2012 | Comments (3)

I love it when I read things that get me thinking, because that’s when I get ideas for stuff to write.   One of the recent posts on this blog was from my friend Aimee Anaya Everett Fergie Madonna Spears, and one of the big questions in it was ... Continue reading
Trust and the Art of Weightlifting Competition
Jocelyn Forest | Weightlifting Competition | September 16 2011 | Comments (9)

“Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something rea... Continue reading
Cutting Bodyweight for Weightlifting without Fatigue & Performance Loss
Greg Everett | Weightlifting Competition | October 29 2010 | Comments (7)

I said I would follow up on this topic a couple weeks ago, so I'm going to do it today before I forget and someone gets mad at me. I think of the weight dropping issue as tw... Continue reading
Bodyweight & Weightlifting Competition
Greg Everett | Weightlifting Competition | October 15 2010 | Comments (3)

One of the obvious questions in a sport with bodyweight categories is which category to compete in. This will vary among athletes and sports. The scheduling of weigh-ins is probably the biggest determining factor in how dramatically an athlete can play with hi... Continue reading
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