You Just Had a Crap Training Session. What Now?
Let me paint you a picture and tell me if it sounds familiar: You’ve spent the last few reps looking at the bar making sure you actually put the right weight on because you a... Continue reading
We All Go To The Same Therapist: Therapeutic Effects of Weightlifting
Therapy is really popular these days, have you noticed that? People spend a lot of time and money going to psychiatrists and counselors. They’ve got some mental/emotional/per... Continue reading
A Mental Problem Many of You Have: Confidence in Weightlifting
You probably don’t know this, but I have a weird combination of telepathic powers. It’s kind of like a blend of clairvoyance and extra-sensory perception. I can see int... Continue reading
Battling Back: Fighting for Success in Weightlifting & Life
The American Open was this past weekend. It’s the biggest Olympic weightlifting competition in the United States. Almost five hundred of the best lifters in the country trave... Continue reading
Mom! The Meatloaf! Composure in Weightlifting
I told a lie recently.
One of my students asked me, “What’s your most embarrassing moment ever?” I replied with, “I can’t really think of one, beca... Continue reading
Your Pain Tolerance, And Your Creamy Filling: Types of Weightlifters
Let’s take a look at your pain tolerance.
I don’t need to tell you that weightlifting involves dealing with some pain. And this blog would be about six lines long if... Continue reading
Why Strippers Would Be Good Weightlifters
Do you like it when people look at you?
Seriously, answer the question. It’s pretty simple, brothers and sisters. When you know people are watching you, do you enjoy it? Or does it make you all uncomfortable and squirmy?
Think about some famous peo... Continue reading
To Everybody Who's Training For Something: Obstacles & Opportunities
About a year ago, there was a sad news story here in Arizona. One of the top high school football coaches in the state died from cancer. He was in his forties and the disease took ... Continue reading
Train Like A Champion: Technique, Habits and Positivity in Weightlifting
Possibly the biggest mistake I see people making with regard to technique training is simply not investing enough time into the training itself. With the easy and usually free acce... Continue reading
Learning From Your Misses in Weightlifting
I used to not think about other people’s training so much—about their mental state and struggles, or the fact that their minds may be racing during training as well. It’s not because I am some selfish bitch who doesn’t care about my tea... Continue reading