December 28, 2016

It is the opinion of well-known coaches in the U.S. that when it comes to training methodollogy, the U.S. largely develops weightlifters using the same training methods as the top weightlifting countries in the world. A closer examination of training programs from East...

December 28, 2016

One can go deep down into many different rabbit holes in attempting to answer this question. I will address two main topics in answering this question. First, we must address the training methods of lifters who take drugs that we should emulate here in the U.S. and don...

December 12, 2016

Weightlifting and Sprinting have a lot in common. Both activities rely on steady nerves and supreme focus. At the start of a 100 meter race the sprinter sees only the finish line. Once the starting gun goes off, the sprinter cannot afford to lose focus for an instant....

December 1, 2016

In recent years, countless videos have surfaced on youtube and Instagram of weightlifters doing partial movements to improve structural integrity of joints and increase core density. Many questions about the applications and methods of using these exercises ranging fro...

December 1, 2016

This is not intended to be a philosophical nor theological post. It simply is some advice to help lifters achieve goals and reach his or her potential in weightlifting. Truth, by its definition is exclusive of anything false. It is not open to subjective interpretation...

December 1, 2016

This particular phase in weightlifting is crucial in order to position the bar efficiently so a lifter can generate enough vertical momentum to successfully snatch or clean. It is therefore important that a lifter learns how to shift gears quickly during this phase of...

December 1, 2016

In weightlifting as in any sport, you often find what works by discovering what doesn’t. In the quest to snatch your own body weight or make an Olympic Team, you have to always poke and prod, examining every detail. What I find interesting in reading articles about wei...

December 1, 2016

A long time ago, St. Thomas of Aquinas stated we use language in 3 basic ways to convey meaning. Equivocally, univocally and analogically.
The second way univocally is what we will focus on to understand these Russian terms.

Let's begin with "padriff", which means to t...

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