Figuring Out Your Legacy and Identity in Weightlifting
I want to revisit a subject I wrote an article about a while back. Some of you might recognize some of this, but it’ll be new to most of you.
A few years ago, I was ... Continue reading
Will Your Olympic Lifting Maxes Survive the Quarantine?
The COVID-19 quarantine has been going on for several weeks now. Gyms have been closed almost everywhere throughout this time, so lots of weightlifters have been dealing with frust... Continue reading
Weightlifting Personalities: Are You a Dog or a Cat?
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
Routine: It’s Not Just For Being Bored!
The idea of routine is generally not one people get excited about… spontaneity tends to be a bit more thrilling. Spontaneity is great for your romantic relationships, but I don’t care about those—I care about you getting better at weightlift... Continue reading
When a Weightlifter’s Toughness Goes Too Far
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
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
Don’t Worry…They’ll Suffer Too: Competitiveness in Weightlifting
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
The Olympic Lifts: Complex but Not Complicated?
In my quest to find new topics for articles, this was the suggestion I found most interesting. Evidently the idea that the Olympic lifts are “complex but not complicated&rdqu... Continue reading
Why Performance is More Important Than Victory
The obsession with winning… In America, it’s part of our sports DNA. If you’ve been an athlete in this country at any point in your life, you’ve heard thos... Continue reading
My 3 Biggest Mistakes in Weightlifting
In scratching my head about what on earth I possibly have left to write about, it occurred to me after a mind-boggling exchange on Instagram that it would make sense for me to discuss a few things I’ve learned the hard way—in other words, what not ... Continue reading