Your position on the leaderboard and in your box is completely arbitrary, based on the huge variable that is everyone else. Why would you define yourself according to variables you cannot control?
Strategy is an important factor in weightlifting competition. I've seen many times where a more skilled strategist has been able to defeat a stronger opponent merely by monitoring these factors.
While the Olympics might also seem over the top, one thing is also certain - the Olympics captivate our attention. They do so because the Olympics teach us many lessons about sport and life.
Would Michael Jordan have become so great if he weren’t dropped from his high school basketball team? What would have happened if he was kept on the team simply because he was entitled to it?
I have a degree in English Literature from Cambridge University and if you’d told me twenty years ago that I would end up building a career in strength training, I’d have thought you were mad.
In 1988 Carl Lewis lost his focus and lost his shot at a gold medal. Why? Because he let Ben Johnson get in his head. If it can happen to someone like Carl Lewis, it can happen to any of us.
Competition can do strange things to people. So here are some guidelines to help remind us how integrity can manifest itself within our behaviors, as athletes, coaches, or judges.
NRG Games is the brainchild of gymnastics coach Chris Lofland. At it's core is the desire to bring a healthy, active awareness about fitness opportunities to the local community.
A well-planned and well-executed weight loss of between 1.5 to 2% of body weight should have no negative influence on competition results. How is this to be done, and done safely?
I recently spoke with BJJ black belt about her new role as mother and asked her to shed some light on what happens to female athletes after they have babies.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: the knees in versus knees out debate, squats versus leg press, and more!
Preparing for a competition can be a daunting task. Take advantage of the collective experience in these six articles to help prepare yourself for battle.
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