Athlete Journals

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?

My Last Powerlifting Meet of 2014 (Athlete Journal 9)

My last meet of the year was full of ups and downs, but overall I'm happy with how things went.

My First Competition as a Purple Belt (Athlete Journal 59)

I competed at my first tournament as a purple belt on Saturday, and I took second place in the division.

You Can't Master It Until You Measure It (Athlete Journal 115)

If you aren’t already doing so, start documenting and tracking your daily, weekly, and monthly volume.

Powerlifting Meet Preparation: Practicing Commands (Athlete Journal 8)

This was my last week of training, and the focus was on hitting my commands and picking out my attempts.

Tournament Training Week (Athlete Journal 58)

This week I took it easy and focused on getting ready for my next tournament this weekend.

You Gotta Want It More Than You Don’t Want It (Athlete Journal 114)

Whenever you’re about to perform a difficult physical task, a big part of you will want nothing to do with it.

The 2014 Masters World Championships (Athlete Journal 43)

I am happy with my experience at Worlds, and after competing ten times this past year, it is time to rest and get ready for 2015.

Pre-competition Reflection (Athlete Journal 7)

When preparing for competition, simplicity goes a long way. Focus on the big three (bench, squat, deadlift) for effective training.

Keep Training When Life Is Busy (Athlete Journal 57)

Every second of every day has been occupied by something I had to do for school or the gym this week, but I'm ready to take on the challenges.

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