athlete journal

It’s not sustainable to kill it in the gym every week. So when your body asks for a few weeks off, just do it.
This week was all about getting back in the game after a long holiday break.
Here are the two essential questions you need to answer when planning your deload week.
This week I worked on my weaknesses and took some advice from a friend about varying my squat stance.
Last week I tested my maxes and had a mock meet to help gauge where I am and where I need to improve.
Last week Scranton MMA held its first ever promotional event, and I got to be part of it.
As the new year approaches, think about your average daily habits and look for opportunities to improve them.
Between drilling, rolling, and going to judo this week, I'm feeling pretty confident.
I challenge you to explore your personal system of training and assess what's most important to you.
The craziest thing happened this week: all of my lifts felt amazing, on every workout.
Finals week is kicking my butt, but my elbow feels much better and I’m back to regular training again.
One of the advantages of weight training is that it allows for quantification of your body's response to stressors.
My elbow injury is taking longer than I thought to heal, so I'm supplementing with weight lifting and yoga.
My next plan sticks to basics and mirrors the infamous Smolov cycle.
This week I reflected on my strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats after my last powerlifting meet.
Although I had to take it easy this week because of a few injuries, I still learned a lot and taught an advanced class.
If you aren’t already doing so, start documenting and tracking your daily, weekly, and monthly volume.
I'm experimenting with high-frequency training, and also added a few new exercises into the mix this week.