athlete journal

Regaining My Confidence (Athlete Journal 51)

My groin and elbow were much better this week. I'm starting to feel like I might have a fighting chance.

How I Got Started in Competitive Powerlifting (Athlete Journal 1)

I had been lifting heavy for a few years, but never had a goal to work towards. I decided it was time to compete.

Time to Refocus (Athlete Journal 37)

Between a hectic work, school, and home schedule and a long break before my next competition, I'm having a hard time staying focused in my training lately.

No Pain, No Gain (Athlete Journal 38)

This week was all about riding the line between normal pain and dangerous pain. I am always amazed what I am capable of doing when I do not hurt.

5 Essential Ingredients for Successful Ironman Training

Last year, coach Andrew Read shared his training log for Ironman Melbourne. Here are some important takeaways.

Balancing Intelligence and Intensity (Athlete Journal 31)

I'm starting to learn how to achieve balance in my training, and it's a great feeling.

A Deadlift Slump and a Sore Lat (Athlete Journal Entry 83)

My volume was a lot lower this week, but I still got in some quality work on the squat and bench.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 9 - 12/16/2013

This week was all about knowing my limits and when to take a break. I took a few rest days but was better off because of it, and I saw significant improvements on my training days.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 69 - Assessing My Goals

Due to life getting in the way this week, it ended up being an unplanned deload week of sorts. Despite this, I did manage good results in the squat and bench.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 68 - Training Objectives

Good solid week this week, with good results in the low bar squat, deadlift, and tactical pull ups. Today I'll discuss how I determine my objectives each week.

Athlete Journal: Alli Moyer, Entry 3 - 9/24/2013

In the past, competing in figure has injured me, mentally. Right now my focus is preventing that from happening again, and here's how I'm doing that.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 57 - Instinctive Training

This was a solid, productive training week with a 3RM PR on the high bar squat and a 1RM PR on the bench press. As competition looms nearer, I find myself training more and more on instinct.

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