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Ask Greg: Issue 123

Evan Asks: I'm a male lifter who has been lifting for something like 9-10 months now. I usually lift in my garage; it’s pretty rare that I go to a gym. However, I do on occasion, and the last time I went happened to be a day that I was shooting... Continue reading
Everybody Who Lifts More Than Me Is Taking Drugs

Great title, huh? I have a warped sense of humor, so I’ve always thought it would be funny to write articles with offensive titles, like “How To Be An Effective Leader When You Hate Almost Everybody,” or “Having Children: T... Continue reading
Why You Should Compete in Weightlifting

I remember almost eight years ago today, being convinced by my coach Steve Gough that I needed to do my first competition. I was very hesitant. I had only been lifting for a few months and I had always just enjoyed the training, the results and athle... Continue reading
Pull-up Progression Program

There are many reasons you may be unable to do a pull-up. Maybe you’re too heavy or too weak. Maybe you’re unstable, injured, or immobile. Kipping pull-ups could be getting in your way. Or perhaps your own laziness and impatience are the ... Continue reading
Muscular Activation in Warm-ups for Knee Health and Stability

Knee injuries are a touchy subject for me; I suffered a rather severe patellar tendinopaphy resulting from less than average programming and rather poor biomechanics during a very spicy conditioning workout one Friday evening that my workmates invite... Continue reading
Watch Your Head: Brain Health and Youth Sports

Mentioning concussions and head trauma to fans of contact sports is bad form, akin to discussing the dangers of weight cutting to a room full of wrestlers. Nobody wants to talk about the prevalence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy among deceased N... Continue reading
Athlete Interview: Kevin Cornell

Eighteen years old is a late start in Olympic weightlifting, if you’re talking about making a serious run at the Olympic Team. Many of you are old geezers who started this sport in your 20s and 30s, so you’re scoffing at the idea that 18 ... Continue reading
Recipes: Issue 123

Pomegranate Molasses Making your own pomegranate molasses is easy, and you can use if for many different things. We will use a small amount to flavor some cooked veggies such as spinach, or you can use it with meat like in the following chicken r... Continue reading
Weightlifting News: Issue 123

Upcoming National Meets   2015 National Youth Championships: Minneapolis, MN June 25-28   2015 National Championships: Dallas, TX, August 13-16   2015 National University Championships: Ogden, UT, September 24-27   2015 Am... Continue reading
Something to Shout About: The Quiet Thoughts of a Noisy Weightlifter

I’m a really noisy weightlifter. I know this because when someone new joins our sessions, there’s usually a point at which coach John explains that things can get a bit loud when I’m around. I used to feel a little embarrassed about... Continue reading
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