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How To Avoid Sucking When You Get Older
Matt Foreman | General Training | May 15 2012 | Comments (25)

How many of you have seen a movie called Vision Quest? It’s a 1985 flick about a high school wrestler who wants to make his mark in life by accomplishing something huge, so he decides to drop two weight classes and challenge the toughest undefeated grapp... Continue reading
Risks, Decisions, and Courage
Matt Foreman | General Training | April 26 2012 | Comments (11)

This one might not grab you right at the beginning. But if you stay with me until the end, I promise we’ll get something good out of it. If you’ve read some of my other stuff, you know I’m a fan of Ernest Hemingway. I don’t know if ... Continue reading
The Mental Switch: Prepare Yourself for Competition
Matt Foreman | General Training | April 18 2012 | Comments (7)

All great athletes have a mental switch, and it should be your goal to get one too. Think of a light switch in your house. You flip it, and the lights turn on. Pretty simple, ... Continue reading
Conditioning Circuit Design
Greg Everett | General Training | January 11 2012 | Comments (3)

Nathan Says: Hi Greg and Aimee, Before I ask a question, I'd just like to say thank you for all the knowledge you have provided in your book. It is simply the best book on the market and will be for a long time to come. It has made me a better athlete, but mor... Continue reading
Some Nice Soothing Music to Piss Us All Off: Music for Training Motivation
Matt Foreman | General Training | November 15 2011 | Comments (9)

You all like music, right?   I’m going to assume the answer to that question is yes, and I’ll also wager that you probably like to have music playing when you tr... Continue reading
The Push-Up: Why is This So Hard?
Greg Everett | General Training | November 7 2011 | Comments (30)

One of the things in my life that continually mystifies me is how something as simple and pure as the push-up has become so confusing and impossible for so many people. This is like the exercise equivalent of every adult in the world suddenly forgetting how to... Continue reading
Peer Pressure Is a Good Thing
Matt Foreman | General Training | November 2 2011 | Comments (1)

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
Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Your Hands Upon the Wheel: Committing to a Training Program
Matt Foreman | General Training | October 25 2011 | Comments

MULTI-TASKING!! Everybody knows what this is, right? I’m sure you do, because our society is obsessed with it. We’re all expected to be able to juggle se... Continue reading
Midnight Shakes for Weight Gain
Greg Everett | General Training | October 7 2011 | Comments (1)

Anyone who has ever tried to gain a significant amount of weight has tried or at least heard of taking down a protein shake in the middle of the night. Most importantly, this is an opportunity to bump up caloric intake in a 24-hour period without adding more f... Continue reading
Positive Thinking and Other Crap Like That
Matt Foreman | General Training | September 26 2011 | Comments (9)

Ever have one of those moments that just makes your whole mood sour and pissy? I had one at the 2000 Olympic Trials in New Orleans. I was standing in the warm-up room, watching the best lifters in the country getting ready for battle. It was pretty hardcor... Continue reading
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