Are You Testing Strength or Building It? (Athlete Journal 16)
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.
Back to the Grind (Athlete Journal 65)
This week was all about getting back in the game after a long holiday break.
The Contrast Week (Athlete Journal 122)
Here are the two essential questions you need to answer when planning your deload week.
Varying Squat Stance for Quad Development (Athlete Journal 121)
This week I worked on my weaknesses and took some advice from a friend about varying my squat stance.
Testing My Max (Athlete Journal 14)
Last week I tested my maxes and had a mock meet to help gauge where I am and where I need to improve.
On the Other Side of a Belt Promotion (Athlete Journal 64)
Last week Scranton MMA held its first ever promotional event, and I got to be part of it.
Extreme Effort Is Only Temporary (Athlete Journal 120)
As the new year approaches, think about your average daily habits and look for opportunities to improve them.
Building Confidence as a BJJ Practitioner (Athlete Journal 63)
Between drilling, rolling, and going to judo this week, I'm feeling pretty confident.
Examine Your Operating System (Athlete Journal 119)
I challenge you to explore your personal system of training and assess what's most important to you.
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.
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