Athlete Journals

Base Building for Strength (Athlete Journal 113)

I'm experimenting with high-frequency training, and also added a few new exercises into the mix this week.

Gold at the New York Pro (Athlete Journal 42)

After winning gold last weekend, I’m feeling pretty confident as I get ready to head out to Masters Worlds this week.

Why I Always Hit a Daily Training Max (Athlete Journal 6)

After resting and recovering with a deload, I headed back to the gym to tackle the daily training max.

The Power of the Purple (Athlete Journal 56)

Even though my mind and body were working against me this week, I forced myself to get some hard training.

2014 AAU Worlds Powerlifting Championships (Athlete Journal 112)

Last weekend I competed at the Masters World Championships. Here's some footage of how it all went.

A Bittersweet End to My Training Cycle (Athlete Journal 41)

Thirteen weeks of training hard came to an end this week. I'm happy with the progress I've made and ready to compete.

The Benefits of Deloading (Athlete Journal 5)

It's easy to get caught up in the desire to make gains and forget about rest.

Promoted to Purple Belt! (Athlete Journal 55)

Last weekend, after some anxiety and a challenging belt promotion test, I am proud to say I received my purple belt.

Periodization, Rest, and Injury Prevention (Athlete Journal 40)

These three principles have helped me stay on the mats and be successful in tournaments this year.

The 2014 Worlds Masters Weightlifting Championships (Athlete Journal 53)

Traveling across the world has its ups and downs, and my recent trip to Copenhagen was no exception.

Why You Need Free Time in the Gym (Athlete Journal 4)

Having a day to blow off some steam and do things you don't always do in the gym can have profound effects on your training and performance. Try it.

Got Midterms? BJJ Can Help (Athlete Journal 54)

It's midterm time at school, so of course all of my teachers decided they needed to give us one last test or quiz. Training is keeping me sane through it all.

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