Athlete Journals

Building Confidence as a BJJ Practitioner (Athlete Journal 63)

Between drilling, rolling, and going to judo this week, I'm feeling pretty confident.

Examine Your Operating System (Athlete Journal 55)

I challenge you to explore your personal system of training and assess what's most important to you.

A Killer Training Week (Athlete Journal 13)

The craziest thing happened this week: all of my lifts felt amazing, on every workout.

Back on the Mats During Finals Week (Athlete Journal 62)

Finals week is kicking my butt, but my elbow feels much better and I’m back to regular training again.

Monitoring and Tracking Your Intensity Quotient (Athlete Journal 118)

One of the advantages of weight training is that it allows for quantification of your body's response to stressors.

Training During the Holidays (Athlete Journal 12)

I took Thanksgiving off to be with my family and missed my deadlifts, but otherwise it was a good training week.

Staying in Shape With an Elbow Injury (Athlete Journal 61)

My elbow injury is taking longer than I thought to heal, so I'm supplementing with weight lifting and yoga.

I’m Back to Weightlifting for a While! (Athlete Journal 117)

After a five-year hiatus, I’m going to do a weightlifting meet in May 2015.

Keeping It Simple, Smolov-Style (Athlete Journal 11)

My next plan sticks to basics and mirrors the infamous Smolov cycle.

Post-Competition Reflections (Athlete Journal 10)

This week I reflected on my strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats after my last powerlifting meet.

Healing Time Can Be Learning Time (Athlete Journal 60)

Although I had to take it easy this week because of a few injuries, I still learned a lot and taught an advanced class.

The Power of Positive Skill Transfer (Athlete Journal 116)

After about two years of not doing a snatch, I hit 85% of my all-time best result this week. How is this possible?

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