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Ask Greg: Issue 122


Pedro Asks: Hi Greg, I'm a 26-year-old newbie in love with Olympic Weightlifting. My background in sports is mostly recreational. I know I'm probably not in range to compete with quality, but it is my personal (maybe naive) aspiration to reach Level ... Continue reading
Personal Background and Lifting Performance, Through the Eyes of a Turk


Like many of you, I watch a lot of weightlifting on the internet. You probably know the 2014 World Championships happened in Kazakhstan a few months ago. Fortunately for us, the footage of these championships gets put on YouTube in its entirety, so w... Continue reading
Eating Disorders and Strength Sports


Eating disorders don't get talked about much. When they do, it's usually in conjunction with a dramatic Lifetime movie. However, eating disorders do exist in real life and can even be found in strength sports. As someone who has battled exercise ... Continue reading
A Guide to Kettlebell Training Using Complexes, Contrasts, Combined and Stimulation Methods


There are so many fantastic training tools to utilize when you are designing programs for your clients or athletes, but have you been using the kettlebell? Do you know how to incorporate it into training programs? While there are many training fads t... Continue reading
Emphasizing Strength in Fitness Classes


Since first running the fourth CrossFit affiliate gym in the world with Robb Wolf and Nicki Violetti many years ago, I’ve changed the way I’ve done things with my gym’s fitness classes (we haven’t been a CrossFit affiliate sin... Continue reading
Cross-Purpose Goals


Some personal trainers and coaches get really hung up on the concept of goal-setting, asking all of their clients what their number one goal is. Usually the list includes losing weight, gaining muscle, increasing health, or improving performance. Ign... Continue reading
True or False: If You Get Sick, It’s Your Own Fault


We exercise and eat healthy to try to stay healthy, so if you get sick, does that mean you slipped up? I’ve written before about why we get colds, but today I’ll tackle a bigger topic: if somebody gets cancer, say, or heart disease, does ... Continue reading
Athlete Interview: Morghan King


As I was reviewing the information in this interview, it occurred to me that women’s soccer must be a pretty good breeding ground for weightlifting. You probably don’t know this, but the American records in the women’s 48kg weight c... Continue reading
Recipes: Issue 122


Blood Orange Salad Time: 20 minutes Salad: • 5 blood oranges, peeled and segmented • ½ cup mini bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, and chopped • 3 thin slices red onion • 2 Tbsp. fresh mint, chopped • ¼ c... Continue reading
Weightlifting News: Issue 122


New American Records   Megan Seegert (W- 48kg)- 65kg snatch (American Record 16-17 Snatch) A’Leah Ross (W-53kg)- 82kg clean and jerk/140kg total (American Record 14-15 CJ and Total) Maddy Myers (W-58kg) 108kg clean and jerk/ 189 total ... Continue reading
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