Articles by Mike Gray



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Simple Keys for Weightlifting Success
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | April 11 2013 | Comments (8)

I have noticed over the years that people really try to make this sport much more difficult than it is. Now, don’t get me wrong, this sport by itself is a pain in the ass; however, people then try and complicate it even more by adding things to it. So... Continue reading
The Back-Off Week for Weightlifting Programs
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | February 18 2013 | Comments (8)

Also known as the de-load week, the back-off week is by far my least favorite week during a training cycle. Coincidentally, as I write this I am wrapping up one right now. If you would have asked me last week at this time I would have told you I couldn’t... Continue reading
Stop and Smell the Chalk
Mike Gray | Editorial | October 8 2012 | Comments (3)

Those of you who are reading this are probably now or have been in your life pretty passionate about Olympic lifting. I want you to stop and think about this chapter in your life; for some it will be quick and for others it might very well be a lifetime. We... Continue reading
10 More Things New Weightlifters Should Know
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | August 22 2012 | Comments (5)

1. More isn’t always better, it’s just more. 2. After a PR, you get 24 hours to enjoy it. Then get your ass back to work. If you are anything like me, sleeping that night will be hard. 3. If you feel great full lifts, if you feel a bit off t... Continue reading
10 Things All New Weightlifters Should Know
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | August 6 2012 | Comments (8)

1. Learn the correct terms. Snatch, Clean and Jerk. Then learn Power Snatch, Power Clean and Power Jerk. Then keep going until you can name every lift on Greg’s video showcase with out notes. 2. Learn kilos. I am at the point where I convert pounds to... Continue reading
Dos and Don'ts of Meet Day: Weightlifting Competition Preparation
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | July 24 2012 | Comments (14)

These are the do’s and don’ts of what to do and not do on meet day that I have either watched or experienced myself over the years.  1.    &nb... Continue reading
Tighten up the Bar, Lifter Will Repeat
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | May 31 2012 | Comments (7)

Just about 6 years ago I entered my first weightlifting meet. I had been Olympic lifting for about 4 months and wanted to get into a meet before I took off for Iraq for the next 7 months. So there was a group traveling from San Diego up to San Francisco for th... Continue reading
How to keep the PRs Rolling
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | October 28 2011 | Comments (6)

Remember your first year or two of Olympic Weightlifting when you were literally hitting PR’s every week? Remember how awesome that felt? I remember guys who would train at the same place I did actually start plotting where they would be a year from wher... Continue reading
Sewage Shake
Mike Gray | Nutrition | September 18 2011 | Comments (4)

I dig the nutritional aspect of the weightlifting game. I really try to get the most out of what I eat and I love to come in just under my weight while trying to hold onto the most amount of muscle I can. Watching what I eat has always been pretty important... Continue reading
New Programs!
Mike Gray | Olympic Weightlifting | September 2 2011 | Comments (3)

I have to say I love them. It’s that start of a new program that has limitless possibilities that I really enjoy. The thought of new PR's and the day to day battle that just gets me fired up to get started. I have a system I have used for years... Continue reading
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