The Future of Olympic Weightlifting: Ilyin vs. Kashirina
For Tatiana Kashirina and Ilya Ilyin, age, ethnicity, and nationality have no bearing on what they can accomplish.
How to Manage Arousal Levels for Competitive Advantage
You could be the strongest person at the event, but if you can’t psych up and down, you might lose.
Stay Injury Free: GPP Versus SPP for BJJ Athletes
Let’s take a look at the steps we can take to avoid pain and injury in our BJJ careers.
Post-Competition Reflections (Athlete Journal 10)
This week I reflected on my strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats after my last powerlifting meet.
The Dark Place of Competition (Where We Learn and Grow)
Training is a safe place. But it is only in the deep waters of competition that we can truly learn about ourselves.
My Last Powerlifting Meet of 2014 (Athlete Journal 9)
My last meet of the year was full of ups and downs, but overall I'm happy with how things went.
My First Competition as a Purple Belt (Athlete Journal 59)
I competed at my first tournament as a purple belt on Saturday, and I took second place in the division.
Powerlifting Meet Preparation: Practicing Commands (Athlete Journal 8)
This was my last week of training, and the focus was on hitting my commands and picking out my attempts.
Tournament Training Week (Athlete Journal 58)
This week I took it easy and focused on getting ready for my next tournament this weekend.
Is It Time to Look for a New CrossFit Gym?
While it comes down to individual needs and goals, there are good reasons to switch gyms, and bad reasons.
How to Develop a Strong Coach-Weightlifter Relationship
Only those who have undergone the competitive experience can efficiently master the role of a coach.
The Benefits of Weightlifting Meets for Specific Skill Levels
While athlete growth has been significant, the growth in weightlifting infrastructure has not.
Love CrossFit? 5 Tips to Avoid CrossFit Burnout
At the start, it seems like the trajectory can only ever be up. Then we hit a wall. It’s called burnout.
Why You Shouldn't Cut Weight for BJJ
Everything thinks cutting weight for competition is a great idea. In reality, very few athletes should even try it.
The Unhealthy Competition Bug: Is Your Gym Infected?
Along came the CrossFit Games. As the sport grew, so did a noticeable caste system within many boxes.
5 Martial Arts Lessons on Peak Performance for the Non-Martial Artist
Performance is everywhere. Interviewing for a job. Competing in a fitness competition. In order to succeed, you must be prepared.
Eric C. Stevens
When a Single Moment Is the Difference Between Winning and Losing
Oh the heartache when a single-rep makes the difference in winning and losing. In truth, the story is much larger.
Seattle's Gift to Weightlifting and Other Sports
The Boeing Company is located in Seattle and employs thousands. But what does this have to do with weightlifting?
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