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

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

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

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

The winning mindset for Weightlifting and life

Weightlifting is a skill. Winning is a skill and it starts in the mind. Many Weightlifters will train for months, weeks, days, and hours for future competitions and for what ever reason show up on competition day missing more lifts than expected. Obviously, no one goes into meets expecting to miss but the mind is … Continue reading The winning mindset for Weightlifting and life

Powerful Technique to Eliminate Negative Thinking

Everyday we are exposed the external world and the messages that we receive and interpret. No one is immune as much as we'd like to think. However, there are things that are in our control that we can put into effect in order to counter negative messages that turn into negative thinking. Preparation During my … Continue reading Powerful Technique to Eliminate Negative Thinking