weightlifting

From the hyped up football player to the calm golfer, finding the right emotional state that is appropriate for the task at hand is central to your ability to succeed in sports
Still on the fence about purchasing weightlifting shoes? There is much debate in the CrossFit community regarding the necessity of weightlifting shoes.
The so-called "Bulgarian" methods of training have crawled their way out of the darkened clubs of the hardcore and reached into the light. What is it and how do you do it? Read on!
There are always arguments about whether weightlifters should BANG the hips with the bar or if they should BRUSH the hips with the bar. What they both share is the bar gets into the hip.
How can bad memory be a good thing? How can we use the "plasticity" of our brains to help us lift more weight? Some simple concepts and practices can have you lifting more.
The deadlift is a misunderstood and oft vilified movement. The truth is - we do it every day. Coach Traver Boehm shows us how to do it correctly and safely.
Use this video, that l call The Fab 5 Snatch Drill as your template for the learning the snatch. Get the positions, get the transitions, and practice, practice, practice.
The process of learning how to snatch is more like baking a cake than like making gumbo. You have to follow precise steps, you can't skip them, and you need to get the amounts of each just right.
In part two of our interview with Sean Waxman, we talk about coaching CrossFit athletes, the common mistakes in lifting, and how to become a great coach.
Does thinking too much interfere with your workouts? Learn how the brain actually works and how to use simple meditation to reach your full athletic potential.
If you want to get good at weightlifting and take control of your fitness, it might be better to use Charlie Brown as a lesson about what NOT to do.
Sean Waxman is our newest featured coach and guest programmer. Learn how this former national level weightlifter plans to build a legacy of American athletes.
When you are trying to learn something hard, like the snatch or a muscle up that hinges on technique, you have to spend the majority of your time on the most basic components of the movement.
A good coach knows what is written on paper is a loose blueprint at best. It is there to simply guide you in the direction we want you to go.
Quick video outlining the dos and donts of the front squat - covering everything from taking the bar off of the rack, to hand position, and more.
Not sure why or when to wear a weightlifting belt? See other people use them, but feel like you don't know what the deal is or how to shop for one? Coach Nick gives us the 411 on weightlifting belts.
Are you familiar with the Game Theory term, "Status Quo Bias?" We all suffer from it and it has great implications in sports psychology and whether or not you're getting stronger in the gym.