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Ask Greg: Issue 133


Dave Asks: I am 45. I have been participating in Olympic weight training for around 4 years. I have been recently diagnosed with a torn supraspinatus muscle. It is a complete tear. I am wondering if a person at my age can recover and continue lifting... Continue reading
How Tough Should Weightlifting Coaches Be On Their Athletes?


When you’re in weightlifting for a long time and you accumulate a lot of experience, people eventually start to ask you questions. Whether you’ve done anything to distinguish yourself as an expert or not, I suppose it’s inevitable t... Continue reading
Injury: Grieving and Getting Past It


Injuries. They happen to the best of us. Whether nagging or serious, injuries throw us off of our game in more ways than one. To not be able to train and compete in the sports we love is a major blow to not only our lifestyle, but also our mental hea... Continue reading
True or False: Organic Fruit & Vegetables are Better For You (and The Environment)


People often perceive food that is labeled “organic” to be healthier, more “natural,” and better for the environment than conventionally grown food. This month, we’ll take a look at the myths and realities behind that im... Continue reading
On Organizing Your First Competition


We recently took the plunge and organised our first Olympic Weightlifting competition. This was a big step for us, and in some respects one in to the unknown; many of our members started out as CrossFitters and so the format of the contest was alien ... Continue reading
Morning Movement: Why Light Morning Exercise Pays Off Big Time


The early morning sky bursts with every shade of orange, and hundreds of silhouettes are moving within it. It’s dark enough that they look like shadows dancing, but they’re not dancing. They’re exercising. Arms are flailing every wh... Continue reading
Should You Keep Doing 30-Day Paleo Challenges?


Years before anybody had heard of the Whole30, Performance Menu cofounder Robb Wolf was, perhaps, one of the first nutrition experts to recommend a 30-day Paleo challenge, where skeptics and enthusiasts alike could see how they felt and performed aft... Continue reading
Interview: Mike Gattone


No offense meant to any of the wonderful athletes and coaches we’ve previously interviewed for Performance Menu, but this month’s interview with Mike Gattone is my favorite one we’ve run so far. First of all, Mike was the meet di... Continue reading
Recipes: Issue 133


Mediterranean Broccoli This is an easy way to add flavor to a simple veggie dish. Time: 5 minutes • 4 cups chopped broccoli Dressing: • 2-4 Tbsp. tahini • garlic powder • basil • salt and pepper to taste ... Continue reading
Weightlifting News: Issue 133


Upcoming National Meets February 18-21- 2016 Junior National Championships and Senior Trials (Philadelphia, PA) May 5-8- USAW National Championships and US Olympic Team Trials (Salt Lake City, UT) June 23-26- 2016 National Youth Championships ... Continue reading
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