Articles by Matt Foreman



Matt Foreman is the football and track & field coach at Mountain View High School in Phoenix, AZ. A competitive weightliter for twenty years, Foreman is a four-time National Championship bronze medalist, two-time American Open silver medalist, three-time American Open bronze medalist, two-time National Collegiate Champion, 2004 US Olympic Trials competitor, 2000 World University Championship Team USA competitor, and Arizona and Washington state record-holder. He was also First Team All-Region high school football player, lettered in high school wrestling and track, a high school national powerlifting champion, and a Scottish Highland Games competitor. Foreman has coached multiple regional, state, and national champions in track & field, powerlifting, and weightlifting, and was an assistant coach on 5A Arizona state runner-up football and track teams. He is the author of the books Olympic Weightlifting for Masters: Training at 30, 40, 50 & Beyond and Bones of Iron: Collected Articles on the Life of the Strength Athlete.
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About This “It’s a Power Snatch If It’s Above Parallel” Thing
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 7 2017 | Comments

Okay, let’s do a quick chat about something I’ve seen occasionally throughout my years in weightlifting.   Obviously you all know what power snatches and power c... Continue reading
What You Can Expect in Weightlifting When You Get Older
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 24 2017 | Comments (2)

I’m going to start this article with a post I put on Facebook recently. A masters lifter had tagged me in a separate post of her own where she was wondering out loud about wh... Continue reading
Elite Weightlifters Who Front Squat Only… And Why You Shouldn’t Listen To Them
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 3 2017 | Comments

Everybody wants to know the training secrets of the best lifters in the world.   When you’re new in the sport, you often think elite weightlifters have some kind of hi... Continue reading
The Recent IOC Drug Ultimatum for Weightlifting: A Warning Shot
Matt Foreman | Editorial | June 22 2017 | Comments (2)

When somebody in the military or police fires a warning shot at you, it means you’re doing something wrong, and they’re giving you one last chance to stop doing it befo... Continue reading
Why Your Pulls Feel Ten Times Heavier Than Your Lifts
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | June 5 2017 | Comments

When you started Olympic weightlifting, you learned pretty quickly that it’s a mental sport. “50% mental, 50% physical.” Maybe your coach told you that, or maybe ... Continue reading
Strategies for Fighting Self-Doubt in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | May 8 2017 | Comments (2)

When you’re training towards a big number you want to hit, there’s a road you have to travel. That road is supposed to be smooth, but sometimes it gets a little bumpy. ... Continue reading
Modern Weightlifting Training Methods Are Not Better Than Old Ones & There Are Numbers to Prove It
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | April 24 2017 | Comments (7)

It’ll take me a minute to get to the main point on this one, so just hang with me. I promise it’ll be worth it.   Not too long ago, a powerlifter named David Ric... Continue reading
Quit Thinking About Missing Your Heavy Lifts While You’re Doing Your Light Ones
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | April 10 2017 | Comments

My last article was titled Quit Talking About Your Opener Like It’s The Only Lift You’re Planning to Make. This article is called Quit Thinking About Missing Your Heavy... Continue reading
Quit Talking About Your Opener Like It’s The Only Lift You’re Planning To Make
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 27 2017 | Comments (3)

I went to the American Open Series One meet in Reno last week to coach my team of lifters, and let me tell you something… I heard a lot of comments in the warmup room that t... Continue reading
Mentally Handling Failed Attempts in the Heat of the Moment
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 6 2017 | Comments (2)

Let me tell you a quick story. I was coaching a lifter at the American Open once, and we were in the back getting him warmed up for the snatch. This was his first Open, and we were... Continue reading
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