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The Contrast Week (Athlete Journal 122)
Here are the two essential questions you need to answer when planning your deload week.
Varying Squat Stance for Quad Development (Athlete Journal 121)
This week I worked on my weaknesses and took some advice from a friend about varying my squat stance.
Extreme Effort Is Only Temporary (Athlete Journal 120)
As the new year approaches, think about your average daily habits and look for opportunities to improve them.
Examine Your Operating System (Athlete Journal 119)
I challenge you to explore your personal system of training and assess what's most important to you.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Base Building for Strength (Athlete Journal 113)
I'm experimenting with high-frequency training, and also added a few new exercises into the mix this week.
2014 AAU Worlds Powerlifting Championships (Athlete Journal 112)
Last weekend I competed at the Masters World Championships. Here's some footage of how it all went.
The 2014 Worlds Masters Weightlifting Championships (Athlete Journal 53)
Traveling across the world has its ups and downs, and my recent trip to Copenhagen was no exception.
Whole-Body Versus Split-Training: Which Is Best? (Athlete Journal 111)
This week I set a bench press record for 2014. I've also shared my ideas for scheduling your workouts.
The 3 Fitness Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes (Athlete Journal 110)
After thirty years in the fitness industry, I'm amazed at how many of the same mistakes I still see. Here are three to avoid.
5 Mental Health Secrets for Better Workouts (Athlete Journal 109)
Your mental climate during workouts is one of the most significant factors for success. Here's how to optimize it.
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.
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 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?
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