Weightlifting is like life!!! Fear vs. Courage

The lessons we learn on the platform well extend into our daily life. It's not just about lifting weights NO!!! We multiply the weight on the bar with the issues, problems or situations we are dealing in life. But the bar is therapy in ways better than a therapist. Lifting as Therapy The bar doesn't … Continue reading Weightlifting is like life!!! Fear vs. Courage

1 Tip for better Weightlifting

Olympic Weightlifting requires speed, strength, precision, flexibility, timing to lift a weight then stabilize it overhead. It looks very beautiful and amazing no matter the weight and no matter whether the person lifting the weight is male or female. Despite the obvious of getting stronger there is one other thing you can do to improve … Continue reading 1 Tip for better Weightlifting

American Weightlifting: more drama less lifting

ATTN: relax, it's just Weightlifting!!! Honestly, I've been in this industry for a very long time and I have seen far more than I needed to see throughout these years. While I wish it was only about the lifting it's not. The American Weightlifting culture is a toxic land of fragile and volatile egos. I've … Continue reading American Weightlifting: more drama less lifting

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

Animal lover but still eat meat = hypocrite

I've been observing a Vegan diet for over 15 years now. At the same time I've been Weightlifting. Let me tell you, being surrounded in a sport where meat consumption is continually thrown in your face it can be challenging to stay committed to a vegan diet. There are those who are supportive and then … Continue reading Animal lover but still eat meat = hypocrite

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

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