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Ask Greg: Issue 145


Kelly Asks: Hey Greg! If a woman is a proficient lifter and would like to do a 6 week classic cycle for example, during pregnancy, is there anything you would recommend be modified about it? Thanks so much!   Greg Says: First of all, I’m... Continue reading
Do Sprints and Plyometrics Make You More Explosive in the Olympic Lifts?


When I was a kid playing high school football in a small town, I once asked my coach about what college players were like. We lived in East Jesus Nowhere, so I had never seen a big-time athlete up close, but my coach had played college ball back in t... Continue reading
Four Rookie Mistakes I Made When I Started Writing Weightlifting Programs


People often refer to the practice of coaching as an art, and in many ways, it is. While there are inarguably fundamentals that must be learned by the prospective coach, there is also much that is to do with stylistic nuance and creativity. But I thi... Continue reading
How To Find The Right Massage Therapist


There’s nothing like a good massage to help alleviate pain, prevent injuries, or just find a rare moment of Zen while lying on a table and remembering how to breathe.   That said, a massage is only as good as the person giving it, and it... Continue reading
True or False: If You Have Hypermobile Joints, You’re More Likely To Get Injured Playing Sports


“Hypermobility” just means a greater than normal range of movement. It’s not uncommon. By some accounts, 20 to 30% of the population have some degree of hypermobility, either affecting an isolated joint or generalized throughout the... Continue reading
Trainer Risk Management


Trainers are the face of a gym, whether you want to admit it or not.  The last thing you need as a gym owner is a lawsuit from a trainer's disgruntled client—especially one that could have easily been prevented. Don't let one bad s... Continue reading
Are Your Bad Habits the Reason For Your Back Pain?


If you’ve ever had back pain, you’ve probably noticed that people are likely to attribute it to a weak core. Finding core work in one’s programming today is as common as Bench and Biceps on Monday programming. We see core exercises ... Continue reading
Interview: John Downey


One of the coolest experiences you can ever have in weightlifting is being a new face on the scene who makes an impressive debut at a big meet. At the national level, everybody knows who the top names are and there’s always a lot of familiarity... Continue reading
Weightlifting News: Issue 145


Upcoming National Meets February 23-26 Junior National Championships (Kansas City, Missouri) March 16-19 American Open Series 1 (Reno, Nevada) April 6-9 University Nationals and Under 25 Championships (Gainesville, Florida) May 11-14 USAW Natio... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Issue 144


Juli Asks: I never properly learned how to receive an overhead bar to the back (for example: overhead squats out of the rack and re-racking for multiple sets.) I tried it once last year (working up in weight) but my body felt like it had been in a ca... Continue reading
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