Manage Your Emotions for lifting and life

Remember your last weightlifting meet. Perhaps you're like me and you get nervous. I have been lifting and competing since 2008 and I still get nervous! Perhaps for you the thought of lifting in front of people scares you but you love to lift and you love to be strong. There are two things that … Continue reading Manage Your Emotions for lifting and life

Animal lover but still eat meat = hypocrite

I've been observing a Vegan diet for over 15 years now. At the same time I've been Weightlifting. Let me tell you, being surrounded in a sport where meat consumption is continually thrown in your face it can be challenging to stay committed to a vegan diet. There are those who are supportive and then … Continue reading Animal lover but still eat meat = hypocrite

How you get to the Next Level in your training

You get to the gym. You're ready. You want to lift some weights. You want to lift heavy. At least that is what you are thinking. Does that happen? Will it happen? All that will depend upon what you do during training. If you are like a lot of people training can be a very … Continue reading How you get to the Next Level in your training

Your 2 most important lifts in a meet

You are training for your next Weightlifting meet and you are getting prepared. You are getting excited or maybe like many lifters you are getting very nervous. Even after competing for 10 years I still get nervous before competitions. That just never goes away but when the experience takes over you are able to channel … Continue reading Your 2 most important lifts in a meet

Fearless? That’s BULLS$%T!!!! The anti dote of fear is….

"You gotta be fearless bro!"  "F$%K FEAR!!!"  "You gotta kick FEAR in the ass!!!" Popular slogans like aimed at trying to eliminate fear. The reality is that we all feel fear. Fear is a protective mechanism aimed at helping us survive. It helps trigger flight or fight situations where survival is key. When it comes … Continue reading Fearless? That’s BULLS$%T!!!! The anti dote of fear is….

Going 2 for 6…are you kidding me???

With so many misses at competitions the score board can look like a bloodbath. When there are so many misses it lowers the quality of the competition and takes longer as well. Missing lifts increases your chances to bombing out and lowers your confidence to perform. Excuses such as, "Meet didn't go as planned..." is … Continue reading Going 2 for 6…are you kidding me???