Get Control & Focus for Technique in Weightlifting
You’re probably bad at more than one thing when it comes to your weightlifting technique. That’s not a value judgment, it’s just a fact I’m pretty confident... Continue reading
Million-Dollar Bodies & Five-Cent Heads: Mental Strength in Weightlifting
There’s nothing more frustrating than a weightlifter with a million-dollar body and a five-cent head.
You know the ones I’m talking about, right? These are the... Continue reading
Self-Reliance vs. Team Mentality in Weightlifting
This article is mainly going to be about getting you to look inside yourself. So I want to start by asking you a question.
Could you go it alone in this sport, if you had ... Continue reading
A Practical & Effective Daily Journal Routine
The morning for me has always been a special time that offers a sense of inspiration, renewal and optimism. Even if I’m exhausted, it’s always my most productive time o... Continue reading
Control the Controllable & Handle the Rest
Weightlifting’s a tough sport. Not just physically, but also mentally demanding and exhausting—especially early on when you’re not only trying to get stronger and more mobile, but also trying to master some difficult motor skills. I probably ... Continue reading
Fluke: Mentally Strong Weightlifters Never Use This Word
Most of you are probably too young to remember George Carlin. He was an old-school comedian who did a monologue called “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” It... Continue reading
Controlling Emotion for Weightlifting
Emotions are like thoughts, but without the utility.
Stuff your feelings deep down inside where they belong.
I don’t give a fuck about your feelings.
All things I’ve told lifters at some point. Of course jokingly. Mostly.... Continue reading
Work to Control Your Mind… Not Your Environment
A while back, Greg wrote an article about the garage mentality in weightlifting. When I read it, lots of little pops and clicks started going off in my brain. So I decided to follo... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Getting Over Fear in the Snatch
Emma Asks: Hi Greg, I am a massive fan of weightlifting, I LOVE to lift. I was wondering if you have any tips on over coming the fear of catching the snatch overhead when it gets heavier, I've been stuck on the same weight for months. I know I need to man ... Continue reading
What To Do After A Loss
Plenty of people will tell you they don’t care that much about winning, but there isn’t a single honest person on earth who will tell you he/she likes losing. The problem with losing is that you can’t undo it. You can’t go back and fix ... Continue reading