athlete journal

A Killer Training Week (Athlete Journal 13)

The craziest thing happened this week: all of my lifts felt amazing, on every workout.

Back on the Mats During Finals Week (Athlete Journal 62)

Finals week is kicking my butt, but my elbow feels much better and I’m back to regular training again.

Monitoring and Tracking Your Intensity Quotient (Athlete Journal 118)

One of the advantages of weight training is that it allows for quantification of your body's response to stressors.

Staying in Shape With an Elbow Injury (Athlete Journal 61)

My elbow injury is taking longer than I thought to heal, so I'm supplementing with weight lifting and yoga.

Keeping It Simple, Smolov-Style (Athlete Journal 11)

My next plan sticks to basics and mirrors the infamous Smolov cycle.

Post-Competition Reflections (Athlete Journal 10)

This week I reflected on my strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats after my last powerlifting meet.

Healing Time Can Be Learning Time (Athlete Journal 60)

Although I had to take it easy this week because of a few injuries, I still learned a lot and taught an advanced class.

You Can't Master It Until You Measure It (Athlete Journal 115)

If you aren’t already doing so, start documenting and tracking your daily, weekly, and monthly volume.

Base Building for Strength (Athlete Journal 113)

I'm experimenting with high-frequency training, and also added a few new exercises into the mix this week.

The Power of the Purple (Athlete Journal 56)

Even though my mind and body were working against me this week, I forced myself to get some hard training.

A Bittersweet End to My Training Cycle (Athlete Journal 41)

Thirteen weeks of training hard came to an end this week. I'm happy with the progress I've made and ready to compete.

The Importance of Training at a Different Academy (Athlete Journal 39)

My BJJ training schedule has undergone some changes and I am already beginning to reap the benefits.

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