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Ask Greg: Issue 136


Brian Asks: Does HIIT help with recovery for Weightlifting? HIIT supposedly stimulates the release of HGH post workout.   If your athlete's only goal was to get stronger overall and better at the Olympic lifts, would you add in some short ... Continue reading
Ask Me If It Was Worth It


People ask you about physical damage a lot when they find out you’re an Olympic weightlifter. Ever had that happen to you? I bet some of you probably have. There’s almost a standard conversation that pops up when you tell people what kind... Continue reading
The Counterintuitive Coach


Recently I have noticed that there are some things that I do when I coach that I don’t see many other coaches doing. Some of these things even go directly against advice I have read and things I was taught when I trained to be a coach. These th... Continue reading
True or False: Heart Rate Variability Trackers Can Tell You When You're Overtraining


In recent years, there have been a number of products on the market that claim to measure your “readiness for training” by tracking something called Heart Rate Variability (HRV). They claim that they’re backed by science, and can he... Continue reading
Squats: Maximize Performance Benefits With Rock Solid Form


Mastering squats is essential for success in Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, sports performance, and general fitness, but when you look around the gym, what do you see? In my world, I usually see a lot of people squatting with a variety of form ... Continue reading
How to Run a Gym Without Being a Classist Asshole


We all know someone who’s made phenomenal strides in a sport—or in their own fitness journey—in spite of seemingly insurmountable odds. Everyone loves a happy ending, and it can be a great reminder that we ourselves can stretch a bi... Continue reading
Interview: Ariel Stephens


I first met Ariel Stephens when I was on vacation. I’m not sure if she remembers this, but I do. I was in Monterey, CA in the summer of 2014 and I wanted to grab a couple of workouts, so I found a CrossFit that had bumpers and platforms. I had ... Continue reading
Recipes: Issue 136


This month, I'll feature the nutrient dense beet and a chilled soup in time for summer.   Spicy Beets   Time: 30 minutes   • 3 large or about 5 medium golden beets • 3 Tbsp. avocado oil • 2 shallots, sliced ... Continue reading
Weightlifting News: Issue 136


Upcoming National Meets May 5-8- USAW National Championships and US Olympic Team Trials (Salt Lake City, UT) June 23-26- 2016 National Youth Championships (Austin, TX) September 22-25 National University Championships (Baton Rouge, LA) December... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Issue 135


Emma Asks: Hi Greg, I am a massive fan of weightlifting, I LOVE to lift. I was wondering if you have any tips on over coming the fear of catching the snatch overhead when it gets heavier, I've been stuck on the same weight for months. I know I ne... Continue reading
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