Motivation, Inspiration and Stabbing: 5 Steps to Being a Good Motivator
I want you to think of someone who’s a good motivator.
Know what I mean? This has to be somebody with a really strong ability to get you fired up, feeling positive and rea... Continue reading
How To Coach Women in Weightlifting
Okay, does anybody want some useful little tidbits about coaching women? I hope so, because I’ve got plenty of them. And before you start flinching, this isn’t designed to be one of my sarcastic funny posts. I’ve actually got legit things to ... Continue reading
A Quick Thought About Coaching People Who Think They Suck
Several years ago, I was hanging out in the warm-up room at a meet, chatting with a guy who was a two-time Olympian. Neither of us were competing in this contest, so we were just r... Continue reading
Athlete Selection for Weightlifting
One of the topics touched upon by national coach Zygmunt Smalcerz was the selection of candidates for the national weightlifting program in Poland. To many readers this may sound like a novel concept since we don’t practice it in this country, and there ... Continue reading
Keeping Your Gym Environment Strong
When you’re a coach, one of your responsibilities is protecting your gym’s mojo.
What the heck am I talking about? Let me explain. First, we have to understand what “mojo” is. The mojo in your gym is a collective feeling of teamwork,... Continue reading
Coach, I Totally Get It Now! Coaching Cues in Weightlifting
Here’s a weird little phenomenon to think about, because it’s something that works as a blessing for an athlete and an irritation for a coach.
In you... Continue reading
Peer Pressure Is a Good Thing
Remember when you learned about peer pressure for the first time? You were probably in high school, or maybe junior high. A teacher showed you a video where a juvenile delinquent kid with a motorcycle offers drugs to a little straight-laced kid that ... Continue reading
Starting a Weightlifting Team
[1-29-2020 - I've updated this article for all the changes and new procedures for USAW]
This month, I decided to provide a simple guide to starting a weightlifting team. More and more interest is developing in weightlifting competition, and the process ca... Continue reading
Teaching the Olympic Lifts in the CrossFit Group Setting: Part 2
Before we continue on this particular adventure, I want to provide some clarification on a few items from the first part of the article. It has been pointed out to me that some of ... Continue reading
Teaching the Olympic Lifts in the CrossFit Group Setting: Part 1
Sometimes your clients are confused. It’s true. Some want to squat to big padded balls instead of just learning where their asses are and squatting like grown-ups all the way... Continue reading