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

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

Why Strength Matters

Strength matters for several reasons but I want to share with you two types of strength to improve your strength. Those strengths are physical and mental strength. Physical Strength Physical strength matters because it prevents sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is the condition where muscle wasting occurs. If you ever seen seniors in convalescent homes or retirement centers … Continue reading Why Strength Matters

CARDIO and Weightlifting

Cardio is not a popular word among Olympic Weightlifters. Thoughts of getting smaller, losing strength are what come to mind. Not to mention that for many people it's an extremely boring mindless thing to do. However, there are tremendous benefits of performing cardio and you don't have to lose your gains and it doesn't have … Continue reading CARDIO and 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 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

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