Nick Horton

Nick Horton

 

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We've been led to believe the best qualities of geeks and the best qualities of jocks are diametrically opposed. That's B.S. The best Olympic lifters are equal parts geek AND jock.
I believe in hard work, I believe in determination, I believe in consistency. But I also believe in reality. You will never reach your full potential alone. You need a support system.
Last week, I wrote up all the primary reasons you should at least own a pair of straps if you plan to lift heavy weight. This week review the top 4 straps on the market.
What are weightlifting straps, how do they help you, and why should you use them? Coach Nick explains why weightlifting straps make sense in this two part series on enhancing your lifts with straps.
Instead of trying to make weightlifters more like everyone else, I'm going to see if I can get everyone to be more like weightlifters. Let's Keep Weightlifters Weird!
Even though I spend a lot of time drilling technique, fundamentally, a snatch is an exercise where the bar starts on the ground and ends up over your head. That's about it.
Gone are the days where you have to spend $250 to get a pair of shoes that will last you years. Now you can spend almost HALF of that, and have shoes that will last you for years.
Coaches like me are expensive. We charge big money and then turn right around and make YOU do all the work. What gives? Find out why you need and coach, and why they ARE worth it.
These things may or may not be considered dumb - but if you aren't living the lifestyle of a professional athlete, you should avoid them!
From the hyped up football player to the calm golfer, finding the right emotional state that is appropriate for the task at hand is central to your ability to succeed in sports
What if pretending you are a super hero or channeling a "power animal" could help you lift more? There's actually some science behind it! Find out how your imagination can improve reality.
If you added up all of the failed resolutions you've made over your life, and all of those you will fail at, what would that leave for that poor person who is writing your obituary? Not much.