Mental & Emotional
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How to Talk Yourself Out Of Making Progress in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Mental & Emotional | October 10 2016 | Comments (6)

I seem to be having a lot of conversations lately with new/intermediate lifters who are discouraged because the weights they’re lifting are so far behind the people they&rsqu... Continue reading
Olympic Weightlifting and Self-Respect… A Very Tricky Relationship
Matt Foreman | Mental & Emotional | August 1 2016 | Comments (5)

Throughout my years of weightlifting adventure, I’ve met two guys who falsely claimed to be Olympians. Both of them were coaches who were trying to promote themselves by sayi... Continue reading
Decide What You Want… and Know What It Will Take
Greg Everett | Mental & Emotional | July 25 2016 | Comments

I realize it’s a trite observation, but these days most of us truly do expect instant gratification, and finding the willingness and discipline to do what it takes to achieve... Continue reading
Focus on Yourself
Greg Everett | Mental & Emotional | May 19 2016 | Comments

I vividly remember years ago when my wife Aimee was still competing watching her run home from the gym and get online to see if Natalie Woolfolk or Carrissa Gump had posted any new training videos. She would obsess over what these other girls were doing in tra... Continue reading
Make Your Own Atmosphere
Greg Everett | Mental & Emotional | April 7 2016 | Comments

I remember hearing at some point David Lee Roth (AKA Diamond Dave, original singer of Van Halen) saying people are always out prowling around saying, "Where's the action?" and his saying in response, "Man, you ARE the action!" Atmosp... Continue reading
That Fine Line between Being Tough and Being Stupid
Mike Gray | Mental & Emotional | January 27 2016 | Comments (1)

If I were to take a poll of all the weightlifters out there and ask how many of you are hurt right now, I bet it would be a decent number. Now if I ask the same group how many of y... Continue reading
When Weightlifting Goes From PR City to Daily Grind… And How To Survive It
Matt Foreman | Mental & Emotional | January 18 2016 | Comments (1)

Some of you are married, right? Some of you aren’t married, but you’re in a relationship, right? Some of you aren’t in a relationship, but you’ve been in on... Continue reading
Positivity for Productivity in Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Mental & Emotional | November 23 2015 | Comments (4)

The alternate title for this article is Being Positive without Being Obnoxious, but that doesn’t tie it into weightlifting, and sounds too much like the title of one of those... Continue reading
A Formula That Measures Your Commitment To Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Mental & Emotional | November 16 2015 | Comments (2)

What kind of questions do you ask yourself when your training starts to go bad? Where do you look for answers?   You might have read what I just wrote and said to yourse... Continue reading
The Importance of Celebrating your Success
Travis Cooper | Mental & Emotional | July 7 2014 | Comments (3)

In weightlifting athletes come and go. Some people love the sport for a short period of time and progress very quickly, only to get tired of the sport and quit before they reach their true potential. I have seen a ton of weightlifters with more talent than me ... Continue reading
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