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Ask Greg: Issue 139


Scott Asks: Do you suggest doing powerlifting/body building assistance work?   Greg Says: I assume you mean do I suggest doing these things for weightlifters. Bodybuilding assistance work definitely has a place and time for most weightlifters.... Continue reading
Drug Use in Weightlifting & The Battle of Mindsets


The issue of drug use in sports has never been a simple one, and it’s never encouraged the most rational, even-tempered reactions from people. The issue has exploded recently in the sport of weightlifting with a record number of positive drug t... Continue reading
Who Controls Your Weightlifting? You…Or Somebody Else?


You’ve all gone to school, right? Most of you went to high school at least. A few of you dropped out, but the majority of you graduated. Some of you went to college and got bachelor’s degrees, and a select few of you continued on to gradu... Continue reading
True or False: Extreme Dieting Can Damage Your Metabolism and Lead to Weight Gain


Popular weight-loss show “The Biggest Loser” has come in from criticism from many directions since it began showing in the US in 2004. Doctors and nutrition experts have voiced their concerns about the competitive weight loss regimen. ... Continue reading
What Happens At The Gym Stays At The Gym


Last month, Playboy model Dani Mathers got on Snapchat and posted a photograph body shaming someone she saw at the dressing room of her gym in Los Angeles. LA Fitness—the gym in question—not only banned Mathers from the gym chain for life... Continue reading
Training To Run A Race


Are you looking for a new fitness challenge? Training to run a race is an excellent way to shake up your normal workout routine. Whether it’s a 5K, a 10k, a half marathon or even a marathon, many training programs only require three days of run... Continue reading
Interview: Kathleen Winters


Katie Winters has an interesting weightlifting story. First of all, she’s from Montana. I’ve been in Olympic weightlifting since the late 80s and I’ve known some outstanding lifters from Montana, but not a lot of them. It’s no... Continue reading
Weightlifting News: Issue 139


Upcoming National Meets September 22-25 National University Championships (Baton Rouge, LA) December 8-11 American Open 2016 (Orlando, FL)   Upcoming International Meets August 5-16 Olympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) October 20-25 ... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Issue 138


Devin Asks: I tried searching and didn't find what I needed (maybe I didn't type in the right search term... if this has already been covered, I apologize). I recently read your article about arm bend in the first/second pull. I kind of have ... Continue reading
The 1996 Olympic Trials: A Look At The Battles We All Face


I guess I’m getting old, damn it all to hell. You know why I’m saying that? Because I’ve reached the point in my weightlifting life when young athletes approach me and ask about some of the most memorable things I’ve seen in t... Continue reading
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