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

Does the uncertainty of your life scare you?

Are you scared of your future? Do you get anxiety about what's to come? Does the thought of tomorrow bring fears instead of comfort? In an attempt to draw parallels with life and the platform on the topic of uncertainty I want to demonstrate that the hidden unknown has potential to bring purpose and meaning … Continue reading Does the uncertainty of your life scare you?

Less Drama More Substance

I scroll my instagram feed for Weightlifting videos. I love the training videos. I look at technique execution, I look at speed, I look at positions, I look at girls and see how attractive they look lifting (I'm a man, I don't apologize for having a sex drive). There's always something to observe while in … Continue reading Less Drama More Substance

Are you mentally strong? Mental Strength for Weightlifting

Weightlifting is very, very mental. Despite that, we don't place enough value in the mental aspect of training. Yes our coaches tell us coaching cues such as keep the bar close, finish the pull yada yada yada. I'm not saying that's not important but if you ask any high level professional Weightlifter they will tell … Continue reading Are you mentally strong? Mental Strength for Weightlifting

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!!!

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