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Ask Greg: Issue 137

Matt Asks: Is anybody able to adapt to different lifting techniques (Russian, Chinese...) or is there something biological (or body shape, composition...) that makes it easier for certain individuals to adhere to certain lifting techniques? And that ... Continue reading
The Big Time…The Small Time: Why All Things Matter in Weightlifting

Many of you probably follow the international weightlifting scene, at least to some degree. Some of you might be avid fans who know the names and stats of the athletes who win the Olympics and World Championships, while others might simply get on You... Continue reading
Strong is Happy but Happy is Stronger

Positive psychology sounds like a bit of an invitation for every hippie with their chakra aligned to go and spread the good word of fluffy feel-good vibes. Thankfully, it’s not. Negative thoughts and emotions have evolved because they are impor... Continue reading
True or False: Warm-Ups Don’t Work

A good way of getting people’s attention is by writing a headline that flatly contradicts a commonly held belief. You may have noticed that once in a while an article makes the rounds when it suggests something you’ve been doing for yea... Continue reading
Behind the Lifter: Adee Zukier

Throughout our lives, relationships come and go. Every person has opportunities to connect with different people in various circumstances. Connecting with people is a huge part of my life, and I’ve been fortunate enough to connect with some rea... Continue reading
My Geeky Grappling Gym Selection Process

Choosing a Brazilian jiu-jitsu gym, for me, has always been kind of a big deal. Between being locked into contracts at crappy gyms and having an ultra-authoritarian coach call me a traitor when I switched teams after completing a six-month contract, ... Continue reading
Interview: Amy Hay

This month’s athlete interview is with a rising star from the lush green state of Oregon. Believe it or not, I’m writing this intro just two days after seeing Amy compete at the 2016 National Championship in Salt Lake City. As you’l... Continue reading
Recipes: Issue 137

It's been 11 years, 132 installments of this column, and roughly 660 recipes, but it's finally time to hang up the apron. I've had a great time writing for the Performance Menu through the years, but with the changing seasons of life, I&#... Continue reading
Weightlifting News: Issue 137

Upcoming National Meets June 23-26- 2016 National Youth Championships (Austin, TX) September 22-25 National University Championships (Baton Rouge, LA) December 8-11 American Open 2016 (Orlando, FL)   Upcoming International Meets June 4... Continue reading
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
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