Articles by Matt Foreman



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Back to the Bottom: Squat Stance in the Snatch and Clean
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 20 2012 | Comments (2)

  I went to a weightlifting meet last weekend where almost sixty lifters were competing. It was a huge contest and a very long day, but it was a great one too. As with a... Continue reading
Hot Streaks in Weightlifting, Volume Two
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | March 9 2012 | Comments (2)

Have you ever sat down and written out your lifting goals on paper? I think it’s part of being on a hot streak. When your lifts are going through the roof, you start to think about how much progress you’re going to make in the future mont... Continue reading
Hot Streaks in Weightlifting, Volume One
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | February 28 2012 | Comments (2)

Let’s talk about “hot streaks.”   Plainly stated, a hot streak is a time period where you’re making major progress. Training is basically perfect, competitions are huge successes, and personal records are falling like Irishm... Continue reading
The Pusher Don't Care: Ibuprofen and Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Editorial | February 16 2012 | Comments (14)

What’s your opinion about ibuprofen?   I know it’s a subject that some of you probably aren’t hip to. Based on what I’ve seen on Catalyst At... Continue reading
What a Lovely Bottom: The Snatch & Clean Receiving Positions
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | February 2 2012 | Comments (15)

Okay, a little personal information is necessary to write this post. I have to talk about myself so I can transition into talking about you. For those of you who don&rsqu... Continue reading
Dilemmas of Competition and Retirement
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | January 29 2012 | Comments (3)

I love it when I read things that get me thinking, because that’s when I get ideas for stuff to write.   One of the recent posts on this blog was from my friend Aimee Anaya Everett Fergie Madonna Spears, and one of the big questions in it was whet... Continue reading
Coach, I Totally Get It Now! Coaching Cues in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Olympic Weightlifting | January 20 2012 | Comments (4)

Here’s a weird little phenomenon to think about, because it’s something that works as a blessing for an athlete and an irritation for a coach.    In your ti... Continue reading
Maybe They're Not THAT Bad: Personalities in the Gym
Matt Foreman | Editorial | January 11 2012 | Comments (6)

I’m just going to ask you a blunt question, okay? Here it goes.   How often do you have to spend time in the gym with people you don’t like?   Think ... Continue reading
A Thank You and a Warning
Matt Foreman | Editorial | December 26 2011 | Comments (7)

You don’t do sloppy work at your job, do you?   If you’re an airplane mechanic, you don’t just spray some WD40 on a malfunctioning engine and then say, “That’s all I can do. I hope this sucker holds together.”  ... Continue reading
They'll Never Take Us Alive
Matt Foreman | Editorial | November 30 2011 | Comments (9)

Does anybody here ever feel like they suffer from paranoia? I guess before you all start answering yes or no, let’s get an actual definition of what paranoia is. Paranoid thinking is when a person is heavily influenced by the fear that there is some... Continue reading
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