Mature Athlete

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?

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.

Focus On Effort, Not Results (Athlete Journal 104)

Sometimes we get so caught up in measuring results that we forget to focus on the quality and quantity of our efforts.

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.

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