Nick Horton

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Nick Horton is out of town on Holiday. I'm his evil twin brother and I've stepped in to take over his column this week & set you straight about setting goals for the New Year!
Coach Nick Horton is THE weightlifting guy in Portland, Oregon, plus he's darn funny to boot...and he actually wears cowboy boots. So what does this awesome coach have on HIS wish list?
Seven things you might think you know about fitness...that just aren't true at all. Start your New Year on the right foot, with some real knowledge about how to reach your fitness goals.
The so-called "Bulgarian" methods of training have crawled their way out of the darkened clubs of the hardcore and reached into the light. What is it and how do you do it? Read on!
There are always arguments about whether weightlifters should BANG the hips with the bar or if they should BRUSH the hips with the bar. What they both share is the bar gets into the hip.
How can bad memory be a good thing? How can we use the "plasticity" of our brains to help us lift more weight? Some simple concepts and practices can have you lifting more.
What does reading hundreds of books have to do with weightlifting? What does it have to do with setting goals in the gym? Read-on for the keys to raising standards and reaching goals.
Fitness goals can be quite oddball and they can take a very long time and a lot of energy to accomplish. Without a willingness to endure failure you'll never reach your goals.
Use this video, that l call The Fab 5 Snatch Drill as your template for the learning the snatch. Get the positions, get the transitions, and practice, practice, practice.
The process of learning how to snatch is more like baking a cake than like making gumbo. You have to follow precise steps, you can't skip them, and you need to get the amounts of each just right.
Does thinking too much interfere with your workouts? Learn how the brain actually works and how to use simple meditation to reach your full athletic potential.
If you want to get good at weightlifting and take control of your fitness, it might be better to use Charlie Brown as a lesson about what NOT to do.