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.

Hassle Free Barbell…it’s tough here

Since moving to San Francisco I have made my home at Hassle Free Barbell Club lead by Coach Kevin Doherty. Needless to say that Coach Doherty has developed some of the strongest lifters in the USA: D'angelo Osorio, Ian Wilson, David Garcia and more. It's hard to argue with success so there's very little to … Continue reading Hassle Free Barbell…it’s tough here

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

Huxleys Sliding Filament Theory

The sliding filament theory by Andrew Huxley was first postulated around the early 1950's to describe how muscles contract. This will be a very brief introduction to muscle contractions and what happens when muscle fibers are innervated. Sliding Filament Theory It all starts with an action potential from the brain to signal the muscle to … Continue reading Huxleys Sliding Filament Theory