athlete journals

Despite having a heavy school workload this week, I managed to have yet another week of solid training in BJJ and weightlifting.
My next competition is less than two weeks away, and I'm feeling pretty confident but still being cautious.
School kept me busy this week, but I managed to make it to an amazing seminar over the weekend.
One of the highlights of my training this week was a failed lift, and this is why.
Last year, Patrick McCarty shared his athlete journals that detailed his journey to the CrossFit Games.
I knew the Chicago StrongFirst Certification weekend was going to be big, but I didn't anticipate how amazing it was going to be in real life.
This week I started rolling harder, lifting more, and dialing in my diet. It was a good week.
"Don’t ask who you are - act on who you are. Action alone delineates and defines you."
I spent all week preparing for a heavy snatch session on Saturday, and was pleased with the results.
This week I found a way to work around my cranky shoulder during the bench press.
I'm starting to learn how to achieve balance in my training, and it's a great feeling.
This was one of my best training weeks of 2014. I'm dialing in my diet and have changed my approach to drilling.
The week ended with a bit of pain in my elbow and wrist, but otherwise it was a solid training week.
It's official: If I can come up with the means, I've decided to head to Worlds in about a month.
With my meet coming up, I'm focusing on adjusting my weight and staying healthy and on track with my training.
Although I've shifted my Olympic weightlifting focus, I know it helps me as a grappler and I was happy to get back to lifting this week.
I walked out of yesterday's training seriously doubting my athletic abilities, but I know I have to embrace those days and not fear them.