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Weightlifting Competition Preparation




Training and preparation for Olympic weightlifting competition, from programming and training considerations, to mental strategies.
Cutting Bodyweight for Weightlifting without Fatigue & Performance Loss

I said I would follow up on this topic a couple weeks ago, so I'm going to do it today before I forget and someone gets mad at me. I think of the weight dropping issue as two different processes: losing weight and cutting w...
Weightlifting Competition Anxiety...It Never Goes Away

You’re a weightlifter at a national championship. It’s the night before you compete, and you’re alone in your hotel room. These are the thoughts that go through your mind: I wish I had my own room. I would tot...
Weightlifting Competition Preparation: Don't Forget the Details

As the National Championships approach, I figured a competition preparation article was in order. We’ve published a few articles on the subject before, so I want to focus on some details that often go overlooked.   ...
Quit Talking About Your Opener Like It’s The Only Lift You’re Planning To Make

I went to the American Open Series One meet in Reno last week to coach my team of lifters, and let me tell you something… I heard a lot of comments in the warmup room that told me what other athletes and coaches were thinki...