Articles by Matt Foreman
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Using Bodybuilding for Olympic Weightlifting…Seriously


Let me describe a standard path-towards-Olympic-weightlifting that happened frequently during the era I started in the sport. Back in the 1980s and 90... Continue reading
Interview: Phil Andrews


Administrators come and go in Olympic weightlifting. I’ve been in the sport since the late 1980s, and it would take some effort to remember all ... Continue reading
Dealing With Gym Situations That Make You Want To Quit


I know a lot of weightlifters. I’ve been in this sport forever, so I have a lot of conversations with lifters and coaches about how their traini... Continue reading
Interview: Cecily Basques


Cecily Basques is the 2016 University National Champion, where she broke the university national record in the C&J with 116 kg in the 63 kilos cla... Continue reading
Odd Movements, Physical Therapy, and Weightlifting Hypochondria


The last 30 years have brought about a lot of changes in Olympic weightlifting. That’s not a surprising statement, obviously. Almost anything wi... Continue reading
Interview: Mary Peck


Folks, I’ve been saying it for years and years. If you want to recruit great female talent into Olympic weightlifting, look for ex-gymnasts. (Ac... Continue reading
How Weightlifters Develop the Same Personalities as their Coaches


Let’s talk a little bit about the personality dynamics we see in our glorious life of Olympic weightlifting, shall we? As I write this article, ... Continue reading
Interview: Edward Baker


When I started Olympic weightlifting back in the late 1980s, I found out almost immediately about a place called Coffee’s Gym in Georgia. Coffee... Continue reading
Long-Term Weightlifting Development…and Money


When you’re involved in Olympic weightlifting in this country, there are a lot of harsh truths you have to face. One of them is the fact that th... Continue reading
Interview: Phil Sabatini


One of the things I learned very early in my weightlifting career is that you have to be extremely selfish if you want to be a successful athlete. You... Continue reading
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