How Athletes Become Like Their Coaches: Leadership & Gym Atmosphere
If you’re an athlete, you’re looking for information that will improve your training. If you’re a coach, you’re looking for information that will improve yo... Continue reading
How to Find a Weightlifting Coach
The influence of CrossFit has dramatically increased the popularity of weightlifting without a doubt. Attendant to that increase are a few other changes: The number of weightlifting coaches in the world has increased, the number of gyms in which weightlifting ... Continue reading
Improve Your Weightlifting With Snacks: Competition in the Gym
If that isn’t an attention grabbing title then I don’t know how else to do it. I’m going to give you the back story, the game, the rules and why it will help you ... Continue reading
(Over) Analyzing & (Over) Coaching in Weightlifting
I think I’ll get straight to the point with this one.
We’re going to take a look at coaches and athletes who overanalyze every lift.
Ooohhh, I bet I’m hitti... Continue reading
7 Steps to Better Weightlifting Technique Coaching
Whenever I present at seminars about coaching weightlifting I always try to emphasize the following seven points in this particular order for those interested in improving their te... Continue reading
The Team Environment for Olympic Weightlifting
A lot of weightlifters do very well training on their own as garage warriors. There is nothing wrong with that, and I commend everyone who digs deep everyday to grind through a wor... Continue reading
Advice: Sometimes It's Okay, But... Unsolicited Coaching
Here’s a little story for ya…
I competed in my first powerlifting meet when I was fifteen years old. Back then, I was basically a hick from the mountains who came t... Continue reading
A Secret to Becoming Successful in Weightlifting: Your Environment
Peer pressure is real. You will turn into the five people that you spend the most time with. If you have certain goals that you want to accomplish, then you need to surround yourse... Continue reading
Be a Good Gym Member: Safety, Respect and Taking Care of Equipment
The way you treat the equipment in your gym says a lot about you, not just as an athlete, but as a person. Whether or not you know it, you’re being judged, and if it’s ... Continue reading
Are You a Good Teammate?
I’m going to preface this with the following: I am at most a journeyman weightlifter. I started years ago and I have competed regularly since then; I have done well in some meets and others I have not. You will never see me write about technique because ... Continue reading