I stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts on the way to the meet and picked up a dozen donuts. I knew that Ryan was bringing a dozen as well, and I figured that would cover us for the day. Before I’d even taken our box out of the car, two more lifters each showed up with a […]
If you haven’t read Part I or Part II of this “series,” then you might want to do that to see what I’ve already covered in previous posts. Trust me, I didn’t start writing about this last year with the intent that I was going to write more than one article on this topic. It […]
Those of you who have followed my weightlifting journey know that the Big Deal in 2012 for me was the American Open. That was my purpose, my vision, my dream, and my one goal. After the 2012 American Open, things came crashing down around me both in training and in life, and I spent 2013 […]
I originally wrote this article in November 2013. As most people know, USA Weightlifting has experienced a boom in membership in the last several years. According to the organization, they now have over 16,000 members! AWESOME. This rise in interest in the sport led to some changes to qualification procedures and totals for national meets. […]
I thought I had a good idea several weeks ago. I was in the middle of a weight cut, and I didn’t want to stress about not hitting big single squats. I was doing a lot of 5 x 10 squat sets and pause squats to maintain muscle mass. Things were pretty good. And, then, […]
When Asheville Strength first opened, most of our members were former CrossFitters. At a minimum, they knew what a snatch or a clean or a jerk was, and they had probably been doing them in WODs for a while. On Saturday, I was standing at the 2013 Beer City Beatdown watching the “Oly Total WOD” […]
How to get your hips through on the clean in less than one hour!
In this episode of Weightlifting Academy, I teach you how to fill a cup with water from 30 feet up in the air during a windstorm… AND I set the stage for a whole series of discussions (by Tamara and I) on the place for “failure” in your weightlifting training… by first talking about the […]
I asked you what YOUR 2013 weightlifting goals were yesterday. And Tamara decided she’d answer the call. She hit BIG goals last year… and demolished them. This year, she’s upping the ante. She wouldn’t be Tamara if she didn’t 🙂 What are YOUR 2013 weightlifting goals? Tell us below in the comments section!
I’ve got a problem. It’s January 1st, and I’m supposed to have a new years resolution… but I don’t have one. Well I do, but its crap, LOL I need your help to make it better… (HINT: it’s all about you.) Do me a favor and watch this super short video to see what I […]