No Discomfort = No Growth

Have you ever wondered how do palm trees survive hurricane winds? Hurricane winds can approach speeds of over 100, 120, 140 mph and in the case of hurricane Allen in 1980 wind speeds were recorded at 190mph!!!!! I'm from California so we don't have nearly those kinds of wind speeds. But for those that live … Continue reading No Discomfort = No Growth

You don’t deserve SHIT!!!

That's right! You don't deserve shit! And that's the problem with people today who have this entitled attitude that they deserve whatever they think they deserve. And it's all influenced by several factors such as money, status, seniority whatever. "I have this much money so I deserve this!" "I've been here longer than you so … Continue reading You don’t deserve SHIT!!!

Optimal training percentages and loads for Weightlifting

In N.P. Laputin and V.G. Oleshko's manual titled Managing the Training of the Weightlifters demonstrates how to organize, manage, distribute your training loads to maximize your performance. It's a scientific journal first of it's kind and still relevant today. What the Soviets have done is taken the guess work out of training in order to … Continue reading Optimal training percentages and loads for Weightlifting

Why Strength Matters

Strength matters for several reasons but I want to share with you two types of strength to improve your strength. Those strengths are physical and mental strength. Physical Strength Physical strength matters because it prevents sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is the condition where muscle wasting occurs. If you ever seen seniors in convalescent homes or retirement centers … Continue reading Why Strength Matters

Too much comfort = NO GROWTH

I've been on a routine of waking up first thing in the morning around 5:30am or 6:00am and right out of bed put on my training shoes and do some cardio. No breakfast, no coffee straight to cardio. It's uncomfortable, it's not fun, it WORKS!!! I'm addicted to the outcome. I'm addicted to the energy … Continue reading Too much comfort = NO GROWTH

CARDIO and Weightlifting

Cardio is not a popular word among Olympic Weightlifters. Thoughts of getting smaller, losing strength are what come to mind. Not to mention that for many people it's an extremely boring mindless thing to do. However, there are tremendous benefits of performing cardio and you don't have to lose your gains and it doesn't have … Continue reading CARDIO and Weightlifting

How to organize your training for better results

I'm not sure how serious you want to be as a coach or Weightlifter but I know for myself I do. To be honest, I wish I can be a Weightlifting scientist like the Soviet coaches of the USSR because they produced the strongest Weightlifters of all time. Lifters like Taranenko, Pisarenko, Vardanyan, Khrapty, and … Continue reading How to organize your training for better results