Wanna make people upset? Show them how happy and joyful you are.

Remember when you were a kid and all you knew was to be happy and have fun? Then you became an adult and lost that kid spirit? What happened? Where did we go wrong? Yup. You can be joyful and happy but that will only piss other people off. The sad truth is that your … Continue reading Wanna make people upset? Show them how happy and joyful you are.

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???

Why I didn’t compete at the American Open Series Rd. 1

I'll keep it brief: I simply didn't want to compete and withdrawing was the best decision for me at the time. Training Training was going good for this event except for my snatches. The week before the AO Series I was infected with a respiratory infection that drained my energy. Days before the competition I … Continue reading Why I didn’t compete at the American Open Series Rd. 1

AO Series…relax. It’s not the Open.

The American Open Series one has come of age for us. It's not the American Open but a series of Open events that lead up to the final American Open championship. The first event will take place in Reno Nevada March 17, 18 and 19. Leaving out politics aside one has to wonder what is … Continue reading AO Series…relax. It’s not the Open.

Why Barbell Brigade SUCKS as a training gym

I want to preface this article by first stating a couple of things. I'm not talking about the Powerlifting side of the gym and only speaking from a purely Weightlifting side. Also, I want to say that as a business Barbell Brigade is doing what appears to be very well as the gym is spreading … Continue reading Why Barbell Brigade SUCKS as a training gym

Good and not so good training gyms in the Bay Area

Having been up here in a week or so and visiting several training gyms you get an idea of what gyms are putting out really good quality training environments and lifters. Below is how I rank and decided which gyms to go to IF you want to excel in your sport and reach your highest … Continue reading Good and not so good training gyms in the Bay Area