Athlete Journals

Tournament Preparation Pays Off (Athlete Journal 29)

Thirteen weeks of traveling, rolling, drilling, dieting, and killing my strength and conditioning program all came together this week at the New York Open.

If You Want to Win, Face Your Fears (Athlete Journal 23)

Two weekends ago I traded my barbell for a pair of heels. It was a last-minute decision, but a good one.

The Week Before the New York Open (Athlete Journal 42)

Aside from a minor back strain, I'm feeling confident and ready for the New York Open this weekend.

Expand Your Perspective (Athlete Journal 99)

To be successful in lifting, you have to use the greatest amount of intensity that you can sustain long-term.

Put Up or Shut Up (Athlete Journal 28)

This weekend I will not lose due to lack of training, conditioning, nutrition, or focus. I won’t lose because I beat myself.

5 Training Tips From Champion Powerlifter Chris Duffin

Chris Duffin is a really strong guy, and his training logs provide a lot of insight for anyone who wants to get stronger.

Training Highs and Lows (Athlete Journal 33)

Some days I feel confident and walk away from my training with a smile, and others are more of a challenge. The key is to keep my momentum.

I Found My True Passion (Athlete Journal 41)

My training this week was pretty much the same as last week, but I had some new insights about my future career.

Contrast Promotes Recovery (Athlete Journal 98)

Take a look at my training plan, and you'll notice I vary movements, sets, and reps throughout the week. Here's why.

Miami Isn't the Best Place to Lose Weight (Athlete Journal 27)

Last week my wife and I celebrated our ten-year wedding anniversary in Miami. Not the best place for weight loss, but it was worth it.

The 3 Best and 3 Worst CrossFit Workouts

Just because one can, doesn’t mean one should. It’s the quickest way to “CrossFitter’s doin CrossFit” immortality.

If You Want to Succeed, Put in the Work (Athlete Journal 22)

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about the concept of success and how we define it, in our training and in life.

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