Mental & Emotional
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The Comments We Hear: Sometimes the Smallest Ones…
Matt Foreman | Mental & Emotional | November 20 2017 | Comments

Years ago, I was training with a gal who was one of the top national/international lifters in the United States. We had just recently returned to the gym after lifting in the Natio... Continue reading
Are You The Problem? Taking Responsibility as an Athlete
Greg Everett | Mental & Emotional | November 9 2017 | Comments

We live in a world where it's increasingly common (and unfortunately acceptable) to assume no blame for your own problems. This often becomes acutely evident in athletic situat... Continue reading
Act As If
Greg Everett | Mental & Emotional | October 26 2017 | Comments

There are plenty of days in your life when the last thing you want to do is train, especially heavy. This is part of being a weightlifter, or any athlete, really. You'll go through periods of fatigue, lack of motivation, self-doubt, and all those fun thing... Continue reading
5 Ways to Get Better at Weightlifting without Training
Greg Everett | Mental & Emotional | October 2 2017 | Comments (4)

Obviously there is no shortage of ways to improve at the snatch and clean & jerk in the gym, and that’s the primary method for the majority of a weightlifter’s care... Continue reading
Garage Mind: The Spirit of American Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Mental & Emotional | September 4 2017 | Comments (5)

Periodically, I receive messages from people asking me what garage mind means. They all have a vague notion of the concept, but can’t quite express it. I found that it’... Continue reading
Strategies for Fighting Self-Doubt in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Mental & Emotional | May 8 2017 | Comments (3)

When you’re training towards a big number you want to hit, there’s a road you have to travel. That road is supposed to be smooth, but sometimes it gets a little bumpy. ... Continue reading
Music in Training: Is It Helping, or Making You a Whiny Baby?
Greg Everett | Mental & Emotional | April 3 2017 | Comments (3)

I usually like listening to music when I train. Most athletes I’ve known do. Typically the reason given if they’re asked why is that it keeps them motivated and energet... Continue reading
Mentally Handling Failed Attempts in the Heat of the Moment
Matt Foreman | Mental & Emotional | March 6 2017 | Comments (2)

Let me tell you a quick story. I was coaching a lifter at the American Open once, and we were in the back getting him warmed up for the snatch. This was his first Open, and we were... Continue reading
Beating Mental Blocks in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk
Greg Everett | Mental & Emotional | February 13 2017 | Comments (7)

Weightlifting is 100% mental—if you have 100% of the necessary physical ability. I joke about that because over the years I’ve heard all kinds of interesting numbers, w... Continue reading
Earning Your Spot & Why I Love Garage Gyms
Mike Gray | Mental & Emotional | November 10 2016 | Comments (2)

As I’ve talked about in past articles, when I was in High School, I wasn’t a particularly big guy. When I decided that lifting weights was something I wanted to do, I spent the first nine months in my bedroom lifting odd objects because my parents ... Continue reading
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