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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
5 Types Of Coaches You’ll Meet At the Gym (Unless You’re Lucky, That Is)


When I’m sitting to pen an article each month, I often joke with Greg that I’m going to write another post about shitty coaches. I try my hardest to refrain because I’m not sure my wild-eyed ranting provides actual value, because th... Continue reading
True or False: Knee Surgery is a Waste of Time


Various media reports have suggested that surgery for knee pain is “a waste of time,” or “does more harm than good.”. If you’re currently considering some kind of knee operation, this sort of headline might make you thin... Continue reading
Using Bulgarian Split Squats in Your Training to Improve Strength, Power, and Performance


Ask anyone what the best exercise is to build leg strength and power and you’re bound to hear traditional (bilateral-2 legged) back squats. However, new research supports employing unilateral or single leg squats as a primary lift in your train... Continue reading
Common Gym Liability Concerns And How To Alleviate Them


As a gym owner or coach, you go into your facility every day wanting to help people change their lives. Unfortunately, not every day will be full of sunshine, rainbows, and personal records. Some days there will be injuries, lawsuits, and insurance d... Continue reading
Interview: Mike Gray


Mike Gray likes to sugarcoat things when he talks. He holds back his honest opinion, tells you what you want to hear, and tries as hard as he can to stay on everybody’s good side because he’s terrified of offending anybody.   Right... Continue reading
Weightlifting News: Issue 138


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 IWF ... Continue reading
Ask Greg: Issue 137


Matt Asks: Is anybody able to adapt to different lifting techniques (Russian, Chinese...) or is there something biological (or body shape, composition...) that makes it easier for certain individuals to adhere to certain lifting techniques? And that ... Continue reading
The Big Time…The Small Time: Why All Things Matter in Weightlifting


Many of you probably follow the international weightlifting scene, at least to some degree. Some of you might be avid fans who know the names and stats of the athletes who win the Olympics and World Championships, while others might simply get on You... Continue reading
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