The Benefit of Bad Training
I once read an interview with legendary writer Ernest Hemingway where he was asked, “What is the best early training for writers in their younger years?” His answer was, “An unhappy childhood.”
Strange answer, but I get i... Continue reading
Ask Greg: How Important is Bodyweight for Weightlifting?
Christoffer Asks: Hey, I was wondering how much your body mass matters in weightlifting and how much of an impact a few less or extra pounds can make on your performance. I also wo... Continue reading
A Potential Problem With Pulling Blocks
Training from the blocks in Olympic weightlifting is always an interesting subject. I’ve seen lots of different philosophies on them. Some lifters never use blocks and don’t even have a set in their gym. Others use them all the time and love them.
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Quitting Weightlifting: The Right Way and The Wrong Way
Where’s your lifting at right now? Going great? On a rampage? Or are you struggling, pissed off because of bad training or competition?
Anybody thinking about quitti... Continue reading
Weightlifting Strategies for Moving From Roadblock Stage to Breakthrough Stage
During the first few years of a weightlifter’s career, everything is mostly going in an upward direction. Sure, there are little knockdowns and plateaus, but they’re us... Continue reading
Who Should You Listen To?
A downside to the internet and the accessibility it provides to anyone with a connection and a keyboard is that people can take advantage of the anonymity to create inaccurate personas for themselves and very often very easily get away with it. That is, just a... Continue reading
Ask Greg: How Do Lifters Stay Lean?
Carolina Asks: How do weightlifters stay lean while lifting? Do they incorporate cardio if so what type and when?
Greg Says: The first thing to address is that it's a misconception by people coming into weightlifting from other sports (especially ... Continue reading
Does Weightlifting Attract Hardcore Personalities… Or Develop Them?
I’ve been wondering about this question for years. Still haven’t completely figured out the answer. Actually, it should be “Do Strength Sports Attract Hardcore Pe... Continue reading
Strategies for Becoming a Control Freak: A Necessity in Weightlifting
I’m going to get to the point of this one in a roundabout way, so just hang with me for a second.
For those of you who don’t know, I’m a rabid boxing fan... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Improving Elbow Stability & Eliminating Pain
Jarrod Asks: I am the head coach/programmer at a South Eastern suburb “box” and have a couple of athletes that need some help and they are looking to me for assistance ... Continue reading