Articles by Matt Foreman
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These go up to Eleven: Planning Appropriate Training Volume for Weightlifters


First of all, we need to agree that if you haven’t seen the movie This is Spinal Tap, you’re just letting the best things in life slip thr... Continue reading
Bananas, Chocolates, and a Big Russian Bear


Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks was giving an interview once and he was describing a job he had early in his career, before he was a big name, w... Continue reading
Third Snatch from the Sun


The internet is amazing. It’s one of the most important technological developments in the history of modern society, and almost anybody can use ... Continue reading
Chromosomes, Clean and Jerks, and Coaching


In 1992, a writer named John Gray published a book called Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. The book was a massive success because it focused o... Continue reading
Snatch Pulls and the Loch Ness Monster: A look at some of the fact and fiction of weightlifting


My grandfather tells me that Adolph Hitler is still alive. In fact, my grandfather knows exactly where he lives. One of the men I work with tell... Continue reading
Strong Through The Middle: Effective Ways to Improve Turnover in the Olympic Lifts


“Big pull!” “Finish the pull!” “Pull and extend!” “Explosive second pull!” “Tight pull off t... Continue reading
There is no Evil Twin


Some people lift weights, and some people are weightlifters. This is one of those “there are two types of people in this world” conce... Continue reading
Push It Real Good: Another Look at the Squat


Here is a situation for you to visualize. Many of us have probably been a part of this situation personally, and many more of us have heard hundreds o... Continue reading
Lessons from Romania


Nicu Vlad is one of the greatest weightlifters of all time. The Romanian legend won the Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles games when he was o... Continue reading
Pulling, Pushing, and Thinking: Extended connections between Olympic Lifting and Powerlifting


My earliest workout routines are very clear in my memory. I started lifting weights at the high school weight room when I was thirteen with some of th... Continue reading
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