You found a new fancy-looking exercise on the 'gram, so you do it. Then, you have your athletes do it. But you don't know the exercise's common technique flaws or how to fix them — all you know is how the person looked and how you felt doing it.
One might act a certain way at a concert Saturday night but act entirely different at church Sunday morning... and of course, one might lift a certain way for the sake of Instafamousness and socialookatmedia versus how they should lift and train for the pending meet or competition.
If you have gym friends with different focuses, no worries! The gifts on this shopping list are sure to please both of your powerlifting pals, regardless of their goals, focus, or social media presence.
The things that gym owners and coaches love to do are destroying them. Find what you love to do without it taking too much of a toll on your health, both mental and physical. #BeThe1ToAsk others if they need help.
Try to keep an open mind when trying a new, proactive approach to anything, even if it doesn't quite feel right at first — whether it be your job, social media, or a new program. Just because it doesn't feel good right away doesn't mean it won't later on.
I love the Internet. I really do. But at the same time, I can tell you that I absolutely miss those days where I was able to feel like a big fish in a small pond before the Internet came about. It's a paradox for us as we're all small fish in a very big pond.
Here's a riddle for you. What's worse than 20-something-year-olds? Teenagers. Teenagers are the worst. Worse than that, even? Teenagers on Instagram. Where on Earth are they learning all of this annoying stuff? Jeez...
Quitting social media will help you realize how you’re spending your time and where you’re spending your time. Most of us, myself included, are wasting entirely too much time on stupid stuff. Stop wasting your time there and start putting it where it's most important.
Social media is toxic when it comes down to good teamwork. There's no "I" in team, and there's no "me" in team, either. So let's try to figure out how to flip the "M" in me upside-down and change that Me to a We.
Lately, I've noticed a lot of coaches telling other coaches to be careful of people who ask for advice in case they'll steal their trade secrets. Knock it off. Where did you learn the stuff you know now? That knowledge is not yours alone.
People with similar issues can respond differently to the same treatments, so having multiple solutions is a great way to increase the likelihood of success. As for arguing about different solutions with experts on the internet? Not so great.
It is crucial to delineate these training and competition as separate but mutually impactful things. I’d wager that the majority of lifters who had a bad meet were doing a whole bunch of competition in training, leading up to the actual competition.
Rather than try to get new clients, why not try to win back your former clients? They just need a teeny, tiny bit of a nudge to come back through the door. Lucky for you, I have 10 words that'll get these guys and gals back in your gym — and three easy-peasy alternatives, too.
Sure, you could just pull out some tarot cards or dust off your great-grandmother's crystal ball to predict what powerlifting's going to be like in 10 years. Better yet, you could listen to Dave Tate and Joe Sullivan's powerlifting predictions.
I bet you thought you'd seen the last of me and my logs. And... in a way, you might have. But at the very least, I wanted to update all of my readers and followers here on my life before I start a social media blackout so I can get back into training.
Whenever one of the greats of bodybuilding or powerlifting passes away, it's a good time to pause and reflect on the present and learn from the past. With the recent death of Ed Corney in mind, let's take time to do just that.
All too often we sit back and make judgments through a keyboard in an instant rather than thinking that this is one moment of a program rather than the whole thing. I know that I have done this, too, earlier in my career (and on the wrong day, recently, too).
There is a huge list of things the sport of powerlifting has produced over these seven decades. Within this sizable list, the sport has consistently produced two specific items over and again, each and every single decade.
This interview gives you the chance to learn more about Andrey, his training techniques/philosophies that led him to great success, including his views on sport history/culture found in the US and Russia.
I recently read two statements that I not only disagree strongly with but am qualified to disagree with. Total immersion in a goal isn't the only way to success, and if you believe having a family has to take away from your goals — well, you're wrong.
I’ve recently noticed culture embracing the idea of disposability at an ever-increasing measure. Quick, convenient, and disposable may lead to instant gratification, but I fear there are long-lasting consequences.
A lot of lifters show huge discrepancies between their strength in training videos and their performance in competition. If you design your program correctly, your best lifts will happen where it counts: on the platform.
One doesn't need to look that hard to see glimpses of this rebirth of powerlifting because they are all around us. I caught a glimpse (one of many) of the resurgence at the 2015 APF Chicagoland Summer Bash.