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When Athletes Want to Run the Coach-Athlete Relationship
Matt Foreman | Editorial | July 26 2018 | Comments

Just look at the title of this article. Man… this kind of stuff is major sign-of-the-times territory.   We all know we live in an age where everybody thinks they&rsqu... Continue reading
Should Masters Weightlifters Be Drug Tested?
Matt Foreman | Editorial | July 5 2018 | Comments (6)

I’m writing this article on June 24th, 2018. In two months, the World Masters Weightlifting Championship will take place in Barcelona, Spain. Want to hear something crazy? The organizers of this meet had to cut off the entry deadline a week early because... Continue reading
Your Personal Responsibility to Other Weightlifters
Matt Foreman | Editorial | June 11 2018 | Comments

I’ve trained boxing off and on for a long time. A couple of years ago, I was training at a gym in Phoenix that housed a lot of pro fighters.   There was one guy who st... Continue reading
Weightlifting Coaches Stealing Athletes From Other Coaches
Matt Foreman | Editorial | May 14 2018 | Comments

I suppose we all have our own opinions about what we consider the lowest forms of human behavior. Think about what your answer would be if somebody were to ask you, “What&rsq... Continue reading
The New Olympic Weightlifting: A Money Game
Matt Foreman | Editorial | May 2 2018 | Comments

We all know Olympic weightlifting has exploded in recent years. It’s bigger and more popular now than ever before. Most of you have been a part of that explosion, which means you weren’t around in the old days.   And you probably don’t... Continue reading
Lessons from a Legend’s Life: Mario Martinez
Matt Foreman | Editorial | January 16 2018 | Comments (3)

Today is January 15, 2018, and I’m writing this because I found out this morning that Mario Martinez died yesterday at the age of 60.   Many of you are newer-generatio... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Hang Snatch Better Than from Floor
Greg Everett | Editorial | November 22 2017 | Comments

Andrew Asks: Hi Greg, my snatch from hang position either mid thigh or knee is doing pretty good, but when I do it from the floor, I can’t get it right, I keep thinking about shoulder over the bar, shins vertical, weight on heels. When I'm doing from... Continue reading
Calling Yourself a National-Level Weightlifter When You’re Not
Matt Foreman | Editorial | September 11 2017 | Comments (4)

I’m getting a lot of good writing material from the scorched-earth arguments I read on Facebook these days.   One of them that seems to keep popping up is on the subje... Continue reading
The Recent IOC Drug Ultimatum for Weightlifting: A Warning Shot
Matt Foreman | Editorial | June 22 2017 | Comments (3)

When somebody in the military or police fires a warning shot at you, it means you’re doing something wrong, and they’re giving you one last chance to stop doing it befo... Continue reading
The Need to Be Patient and Explain Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Editorial | January 5 2017 | Comments

Do you get irritated when people ask you about weightlifting? You’ve all probably had it happen a million times, just like me. People find out you’re a weightlifter, an... Continue reading
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