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The 2012 American Open, or The Weekend I Almost Killed Matt Foreman
Greg Everett | Editorial | December 5 2012 | Comments (9)

The dust has settled for the most part after the 2012 American Open in Palm Springs, California, so I’m going to see if I can do a recap of the weekend. This year we had 12 l... Continue reading
How To Coach Women in Weightlifting
Matt Foreman | Editorial | November 6 2012 | Comments (10)

Okay, does anybody want some useful little tidbits about coaching women? I hope so, because I’ve got plenty of them. And before you start flinching, this isn’t designed to be one of my sarcastic funny posts. I’ve actually got legit things to ... Continue reading
A Quick Thought About Coaching People Who Think They Suck
Matt Foreman | Editorial | October 10 2012 | Comments (14)

Several years ago, I was hanging out in the warm-up room at a meet, chatting with a guy who was a two-time Olympian. Neither of us were competing in this contest, so we were just r... Continue reading
Stop and Smell the Chalk
Mike Gray | Editorial | October 8 2012 | Comments (3)

Those of you who are reading this are probably now or have been in your life pretty passionate about Olympic lifting. I want you to stop and think about this chapter in your life; for some it will be quick and for others it might very well be a lifetime. We... Continue reading
A Letter to Catalyst Athletics (and Everybody Else)
Matt Foreman | Editorial | September 24 2012 | Comments (6)

Do you ever get embarrassed when you think about some of the stupid things you said when you were younger? I think we all probably do. We remember some idiotic comments we made, th... Continue reading
Keeping Your Gym Environment Strong
Matt Foreman | Editorial | August 27 2012 | Comments (3)

When you’re a coach, one of your responsibilities is protecting your gym’s mojo. What the heck am I talking about? Let me explain. First, we have to understand what “mojo” is. The mojo in your gym is a collective feeling of teamwork,... Continue reading
People Who Lift Weights...And Weightlifters
Matt Foreman | Editorial | July 30 2012 | Comments (50)

A few years ago, I wrote a Performance Menu article about the difference between two types of people: those who lift weights, and those who are weightlifters. You might not have read it because it’s pretty old and I didn’t include it in Bones of Ir... Continue reading
Where Our Work Ethic Comes From
Matt Foreman | Editorial | June 4 2012 | Comments (8)

We all probably realize that work ethic is one of the most essential qualities a weightlifter can have. When you’re really pushing the limits of your ability in this sport, the physical challenges are beyond almost any other type of activity you’ll... Continue reading
Weightlifting and Relationships....Yeesh
Matt Foreman | Editorial | May 22 2012 | Comments (9)

I once broke up with a girlfriend because I had a bad squat workout. Seriously, I did. I was around twenty at the time, dating this saucy little redhead. We were having a lot of fun for a few months, baking brownies and playing Uno, all the cool stuff you d... 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
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