1 Tip for better Weightlifting

Olympic Weightlifting requires speed, strength, precision, flexibility, timing to lift a weight then stabilize it overhead. It looks very beautiful and amazing no matter the weight and no matter whether the person lifting the weight is male or female. Despite the obvious of getting stronger there is one other thing you can do to improve … Continue reading 1 Tip for better Weightlifting

American Weightlifting: more drama less lifting

ATTN: relax, it's just Weightlifting!!! Honestly, I've been in this industry for a very long time and I have seen far more than I needed to see throughout these years. While I wish it was only about the lifting it's not. The American Weightlifting culture is a toxic land of fragile and volatile egos. I've … Continue reading American Weightlifting: more drama less lifting

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

3 Tips for a better lifting meet

To be good in Weightlifting not only do you need to practice but you need to be good at competing. In addition to the skill of lifting weights (snatch, clean and jerk, squat, presses, jerks, etc) but you must be able to know how to compete. You can have an amazing training cycle preparing you … Continue reading 3 Tips for a better lifting meet

Cycling your training to avoid plateaus

It's been awhile since the last article I wrote. I have been traveling a lot and taking time off from writing but nevertheless thank you for reading my articles. The importance of cycling your training cannot be underestimate in order to make continual progress. The reasons for cycling your training are the following: to avoid … Continue reading Cycling your training to avoid plateaus

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 grow when you’re in a plateau

Growth is necessary in order to achieve new goals in life. If we are on a pursuit of improvement which I believe some of us would like to be on then it's important to grow. But if we find ourselves stuck in structured routines it will be very hard to make progress. Why? Because you … Continue reading How to grow when you’re in a plateau