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Ask Greg: Issue 115

Tony Asks: I'm one of the coaches for and a competitive member of the Leadville Lifters weightlifting team in Leadville, CO. Over the past few months I've had the privilege several times of watching our National Olympic team train at the Olympic Trai... Continue reading
About This Feud Between O-Lifting and CrossFit

Olympic weightlifting is a very old sport. Most of you probably know that already. It’s been around for over 100 years, going all the way back to the first Olympic Games in 1896. The sport has a rich history and massive international popularity... Continue reading
Creating a Maintenance Program for Personalized Improvement

How does maintaining an aspect of your fitness improve your fitness? At the end of an Olympic weightlifting-focused cycle, you PR with a bodyweight snatch. From there, you immediately start a program that is focused on highly technical gymnastics. If... Continue reading
Putting the Cart Before the Horse: Lifting Prerequisites

Lately a lot has been done to revive the popularity of Weightlifting in America. The 2013 American Open was the biggest competition in the world that year with over 400 athletes. The 2014 Youth Nationals was the biggest weightlifting event ever with ... Continue reading
Human Patterning

Blake: Honestly Commissioner, I don't know anything about civil engineering. Commissioner Gordon: But you know about patterns. Keep looking. In the field of metaphysics, there’s a concept called the problem of universals. On a rudimentary... Continue reading
The Rise of Competitive Fitness and How to Run Your Own Competition

Competitive fitness has been around since the Ancient Olympics, where the first pentathlon was held in 708 BC. Perseus was the credited with being the first champion of the pentathlon, making him the first “Fittest Man on Earth.” Fast... Continue reading
Maintaining Testosterone Levels at their Peak as You Age

Turn on your TV, page through the sports section of your local paper, or pick up any men’s magazine and you’re bound to see an ad describing the symptoms of low testosterone and how to fix it. While some medical conditions might require h... Continue reading
True or false: Ice is Good for Minor Injuries

It's a no-brainer for anything you've hurt: Whatever it is, wherever it is, put an ice pack on it. From bruises on up to sprains and muscle pulls and worse, by-the-book treatment, whether by a professional or by the athlete herself, is to check off f... Continue reading
Athlete Interview: Kara Doherty

These days, it’s much easier than it used to be if you’re an Olympic lifter and you’re looking for a place to train. Because of the CrossFit explosion that’s happened over the last ten years, most cities in this country (and o... Continue reading
Recipes: Issue 115

Cardamom Cherry Beef A quick and unique summer slow cooker recipe! Active Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 6+ hours • 1 lb. cherries • 1/2 lb. grassfed beef stew meat, chopped into small pieces • 1/4 cup water • 1/8 tsp... Continue reading
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