Weightlifting training is fun! You are throwing heavy weights around, jumping under moving objects, and testing your own physical and mental strength every rep! Some of the not so fun things are stretching, ice bath/sauna, meal preparation, winding down to get to sleep early, etc. These are often viewed as chores or obstacles. I recently […]
I like to use the statement “How it feels is a lie” with SOME of my athletes. As you could imagine, it can be taken out of context very easy. So lets break it down: Some days weight feels heavy in your hands or slow, so you talk yourself out of confidently attacking the lift […]
Reasons why weightlifting should be a second sport: If you are wondering why you need team players in weightlifting i’ll give you some examples. What other benefits do you get from playing other sports before weightlifting?
In weightlifting there is a unique switch that must be turned on and off. Athletes need to be able to go from the slower strength movement of the pull, to the more gymnastic speed component of pulling their body under the bar, then back to the controlled strength of the catch. Load, unload, load. Being […]
There are lots of different ways to do this, but I think this sets some pretty good guidelines for the aspiring weightlifter or parent out there. What do you agree with or disagree with on this list?
List of things to do recover better in order of importance: Should this list be in a different order? Should anything else be on it?
List of things that cause knee pain for weightlifters Is there anything else you think should be on this list?
List of things that cause elbow pain for weightlifters: What else do you think should be on this list?