This week I reflected on my strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats after my last powerlifting meet.
Training is a safe place. But it is only in the deep waters of competition that we can truly learn about ourselves.
My last meet of the year was full of ups and downs, but overall I'm happy with how things went.
I competed at my first tournament as a purple belt on Saturday, and I took second place in the division.
This was my last week of training, and the focus was on hitting my commands and picking out my attempts.
This week I took it easy and focused on getting ready for my next tournament this weekend.
While it comes down to individual needs and goals, there are good reasons to switch gyms, and bad reasons.
Only those who have undergone the competitive experience can efficiently master the role of a coach.
While athlete growth has been significant, the growth in weightlifting infrastructure has not.
At the start, it seems like the trajectory can only ever be up. Then we hit a wall. It’s called burnout.
Everything thinks cutting weight for competition is a great idea. In reality, very few athletes should even try it.
Along came the CrossFit Games. As the sport grew, so did a noticeable caste system within many boxes.
Awake & Evolve Workouts
Mature Athlete Workouts
MMA & BJJ Workouts
Special Forces Workouts
Sport Specific Workouts
Strength & Conditioning Workouts