Athlete Journals

Same But Different (Athlete Journal 108)

Specificity is both necessary and problematic. Not enough and you don’t make progress. Too much and you’ll fall prey to stagnation.

Time to Refocus (Athlete Journal 37)

Between a hectic work, school, and home schedule and a long break before my next competition, I'm having a hard time staying focused in my training lately.

My Body Is Toast (Athlete Journal 50)

I'm just not able to get any quality work in, and fooling around in the gym with light weights is incredibly aggravating.

Find Purpose in Training and Life (Athlete Journal 50)

Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been making a conscious effort to be less of a negative Nancy about things. I think I'm finally getting the hang of it.

The Lifting/Longevity Paradox (Athlete Journal 107)

I often wonder: If my sole or primary objective was to feel as good as possible at age eighty, would I still lift as hard as I do?

The Value of Competition (Athlete Journal 36)

Competition forces you to take a look at your game and actually think about what caused your bad position or loss.

An Eventful Trip to the Physio (Athlete Journal 49)

I finally got in to see the physio about my wrist. Unfortunately the day after the visit, my hand was even worse.

School and BJJ: A Not-So-Vicious Circle (Athlete Journal 49)

When I feel good about school, my training is good, and when my training is good I feel like the happiest person on Earth.

The Absence of Logic: Possible Versus Likely (Athlete Journal 106)

“My trainer says that if you eat too much protein, it’ll turn to fat.” What's wrong with this statement?

Great Expectations (Athlete Journal 35)

Coming off my win last week in Boston, I briefly thought that I may get a little complacent in my training, but that was far from the case.

Back to School (Athlete Journal 48)

This week was the start of the new school year and a new major for me, so I've adjusted my training accordingly.

Great Workouts Don’t Make Good Reality TV (Athlete Journal 105)

The most remarkable thing about my workouts lately is that they’re not at all remarkable.

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