Mature Athlete

3 Steps to Improving Your Performance (Athlete Journal 103)

When you think about your training as a system composed of several interrelated components, you're likely to succeed.

The Sweet Spot Between Consistency and Intensity (Athlete Journal 102)

My orthopedic health is holding up great, and I had another productive week of training.

Eleven Weeks Until Worlds (Athlete Journal 101)

For the first time since starting the Matt Kroc deadlift cycle, I’m feeling confident that I’ll make it through the entire sixteen weeks.

What Have You Done For Me Lately? (Athlete Journal 100)

The most successful people keep constant pressure on themselves. This is the price that must be paid for excellence.

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.

Charles Staley's 5 “Secrets” to Lifting Success (Athlete Journal 97)

Recently someone asked what I attribute to my lifting success as an older athlete. Here's my response.

Weekly Training in Preparation for Worlds (Athlete Journal 95)

I'm eighteen weeks out from the AAU Powerlifting World Championships. Here's my training plan.

My Competition Results (Athlete Journal 94)

I competed in the 2014 100% Raw! Federation’s American Challenge last weekend, and was happy with the results.

5 Tips for Learning New Skills (Athlete Journal 93)

This week I've been thinking a lot about the learning process and how it relates to complex movements.

It's the Effort That Counts (Athlete Journal 92)

New studies are suggesting the numbers of repetitions per set matters much less than how hard you push yourself.

Grinding Out Heavy Sets (Athlete Journal 91)

Lately I’m focusing on work, rather than saving myself on my warm ups so that I can display my strength at the top set.

Put Yourself in a Position to Win (Athlete Journal 90)

Leaving my gym bag at home turned out to be a good mistake, as I set a new beltless deadlift record.

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