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?
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
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
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
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
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
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