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Ask Greg: Issue 118

Dominique Asks: When I land my split jerk, my hips do not face forward, the actually turn about 15 degrees to the right. Should I be concerned or work to fix it? I tried only once to keep my hips forward, but it was unsuccessful. Greg Says: I wou... Continue reading
Bombing Out

I’m surprised that I’ve never written about bombing out before. It’s a juicy topic for competitive weightlifters, but I think it’s also something you can apply to any area of your life. I just recently realized that I’ve... Continue reading
Training for Benchmark Workouts

Fitness folk around the world are talking about Fran, Diane, Annie and all the other popular CrossFit Benchmark workouts (The Girls.) They're tough workouts that have been done millions of times around the world. If you want to know how you stack up,... Continue reading
General Strength Relative to Weightlifting

Let’s face it; everyone wants to be yoked! There isn’t a weightlifter on earth that doesn’t want to be strong. If so, they are in the wrong sport. Muscle Driver USA hired me about two months ago as one of their coaches, and one of m... Continue reading
Absolute Strength, Absolute Speed, and Everything In Between

 by Evan Peikon When working with high level CrossFit athletes and assessing their relative strengths and weaknesses, I often categorize them as either “faster than strong” or “stronger than fast.” The purpose of this ... Continue reading
True of False: You Need To Cool Down After Your Workout

It's either the satisfying relaxation at the end of a hard workout, or one more thing keeping you from that snack and shower waiting at home. What good is a cooldown, and should you delay that snack and shower to be sure you get one in? Or are all th... Continue reading
An Interview with a World Champion Bench Presser

Ali Jawad is a British Paralympic powerlifter in the British weightlifting world-class program, competing in the ~59k weight class. He is currently based in Leeds, where he is working towards a degree in sports science. Jawad was born without legs an... Continue reading
Athlete Interview: Ursula Garza Papandrea

When I set up this interview, it occurred to me that I’ve known Ursula Garza Papandrea throughout my entire weightlifting career. She’s one of the few people I interview who has been in the sport longer than I have. I don’t remember... Continue reading
Recipes: Issue 118

Cuban Fish & Veggies Time: 40 minutes • 4 white fish fillets (such as tilapia), 4 to 6 ounces each • 1 lemon, divided • ¼ cup flour (rice or tapioca) • 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. Cuban seasoning blend*(recipe below)... Continue reading
Weightlifting News: Issue 118

Upcoming National Meets   2014 American Open Championships: Washington D.C. December 12-15   Upcoming International Meets IWF World Championships- Olympic Qualifications: Almaty, Kazakhstan, November 4-16 4th FISU World University... Continue reading
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