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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Weightlifting Personalities: Are You a Dog or a Cat?
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | January 22 2020 | Comments

Some athletes are like dogs, and others are like cats. As a coach, you need to know how to handle both types. Let me explain.   With dog athletes, we’re talking about ... Continue reading
When a Weightlifter’s Toughness Goes Too Far
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | December 24 2019 | Comments

Not too long ago, I was watching the “Westside vs. The World” documentary film, which most of you have probably seen or heard of. It’s a chronicle of powerlifting... Continue reading
Inconveniencing Your Family and Friends With Your Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | October 31 2019 | Comments (2)

I probably don’t even need to do a preamble paragraph to set up the topic of this article, do I? The title is loud and clear, and I’m pretty sure everybody understands ... Continue reading
About Egypt’s Weightlifting Suspension for Drugs
Matt Foreman | Editorial | October 1 2019 | Comments (1)

I’m writing this article on day two of the 2019 IWF World Championships. Everybody always loves watching the Worlds, and the hoopla is even higher this year because it’... Continue reading
Are the Olympic Lifts Helpful for ALL Athletes?
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | August 21 2019 | Comments

Almost all of my articles are about competitive Olympic weightlifting. Training, competition, mental development, etc. At this point, I think I’ve written around 300 articles... Continue reading
Weightlifting Weight Classes: Tweeners Should Go Up (Mostly)
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 30 2019 | Comments

Over the years, lots of weightlifters have asked me for advice about which weight class they should compete in. They tell me their bodyweight status, the class they’re curren... Continue reading
Don’t Worry…They’ll Suffer Too: Competitiveness in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | July 3 2019 | Comments (1)

I hope many of you are chuckling after reading the title of this article. That means you already know what I’m going to say and it gives you some devious pleasure.   E... Continue reading
Million-Dollar Bodies & Five-Cent Heads: Mental Strength in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | May 22 2019 | Comments (2)

There’s nothing more frustrating than a weightlifter with a million-dollar body and a five-cent head.   You know the ones I’m talking about, right? These are the... Continue reading
The Press-out Rule: Weightlifting’s Latest Drama Generator
Matt Foreman | Editorial | April 29 2019 | Comments (1)

The press-out rule has been around forever in weightlifting. It’s one of the fundamental technical rules of the sport, and probably the most prominent one. If you’re a ... Continue reading
Self-Reliance vs. Team Mentality in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | April 3 2019 | Comments (2)

This article is mainly going to be about getting you to look inside yourself. So I want to start by asking you a question.   Could you go it alone in this sport, if you had ... Continue reading
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