Nick Horton

Nick Horton

 

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Growing up I did a lot of drugs, sucked at sports, sucked at school, and spoke my mind. I'd make a crappy politician, but all these things make me a better coach. Curious why?
I want you to work smarter, and having a program that adjusts by design - like how a coach would adjust you if you had one - can go a long way toward increasing your rate of progress.
The secret to success is no secret. Writers write, musicians play, and lifters lift. That's what they do. There is no other option. You don't need to look for magic secrets.
Part one of this article proved to be a bit controversial! In this second installment we break down why the snatch is challenging and why the overhead squat won't help you.
Is your snatch or your overhead squat bigger? Does it matter? Olympic weightlifters don't even bother with overhead squats. Read on to find out why it's not that helpful after all.
There are few things more daunting to fitness enthusiast than having to come back from a long break. Find out how I came back and added 35kg to my back squat in two weeks.
Dressing like a glamor girl nearly got me put in jail when I was younger, but even as a more mellow adult I still run into stereotypes and prejudice...even in the fitness world.
Setting goals and falling in love are similar...and frightening. What if what you want doesn't happen? Isn't it easier to avoid the heartbreak? Learn how to set scary, but achievable goals.
Olympic weightlifting can be scary. Sometimes people drop bars on their heads. Learn these sure-fire ways to avoid hurting yourself (and avoid falling dinosaurs) while weightlifting.
It's been a long and torrid relationship. It's had ups and down, brilliant moments and dark periods. But, in the end, my love remains true, so I share my love letters to my snatch.
It's the age old question - you're getting stronger, but you've lost your cardio. Now what? Can you have lungs and muscles at the same time? Coach Nick chimes in on this one!
You don't have 20 hours per week to spend in the gym. You don't have the ability to workout twice a day, 6 days a week, and once on Sunday. And yet you want fast progress!