Should Masters Weightlifters Be Drug Tested?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Being in Relationships with Weightlifters vs. Non-Weightlifters
A lot of people are attracted to weightlifters. We’re pretty hot, so we’re often in demand for relationships.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long to figu... Continue reading