competition

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.

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