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Ask Greg: Issue 126


Tim Asks: Quick background about me; I am in the military and have been lifting weights for 13 years. I have been doing Olympic lifts on and off during this time and have yet to accomplish my goals. I have typically used the lifts as a means of condi... Continue reading
Olympic Weightlifting and Arnold Schwarzenegger


When I write articles for this magazine, I always try to keep certain things in mind: You’re all looking for something that will make you better athletes or coaches. Most of you (hopefully) have a sense of humor. Most of you (h... Continue reading
Optimal Lab Ranges for Performance Athletes


Most lab tests and blood tests are designed to diagnose and treat illness and disease with medications or surgery. Strength and power athletes present a unique blood profile that most physicians will simply write off as "normal", even thoug... Continue reading
Your Most Dangerous Client


As group fitness coaches, we do our best to avoid injuring our athletes. We protect them from their environment and from each other, but how do we protect them from themselves? Many injuries in the gym are accidents. With hindsight, we can establ... Continue reading
Becoming a Weightlifting Coach Part 2: Sharing the Load


Last month I talked about how I ended up in coaching, so in this second article I thought it would make sense to talk about how the transition from athlete to coach affects your life. I’ll warn you now: I am not going to sugarcoat this; you&rsq... Continue reading
Achilles Ruptures Do Not Have To Happen


Back in 2011, discussion of Achilles injuries secondary to box jumps was not that prevalent. All of us in the CrossFit world were doing fast, rebounding, high-rep box jumps. Maximum “suck” could be derived from cycling these reps are quic... Continue reading
True or False: Running on Hard Surfaces Is Bad for Your Knees


Tell me if these suggestions sound familiar: Find a soft grassy field to do sprints. Stick to trails instead of pavement when you can. Enjoy the springy surface of a stadium track rather than pounding your feet against concrete. The advice often conc... Continue reading
Interview: Greg Everett


I had another one of my genius moments recently, because I was trying to think of some good weightlifters to interview a few months ago and one of the names that popped into my head was…Greg Everett. At first, it struck me as a strange idea be... Continue reading
Recipes: Issue 126


Cantaloupe, Fennel, and Blue Cheese Salad Time: 12 minutes Dressing: • 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar • 2 Tbsp. olive oil • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest • salt • 1 tsp. dried mint Salad: • 1 bulb fennel, sliced thin &b... Continue reading
Weightlifting News: Issue 126


Upcoming National Meets   2015 National Championships: Dallas, TX, August 13-16 2015 National University Championships: Ogden, UT, September 24-27 2015 American Open Championships: Reno, NV, December 3-6   Upcoming International Meet... Continue reading
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