Athletes 2017-05-25T18:15:25+00:00

15 Performance Enhancing Foods

August 14th, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Parent Resources|

Steroids.  Testosterone.  Human Growth Hormone.  These performance enhancing substances are prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) when present in the body in high concentrations.  Did you know that you can reap the benefit of [...]

Mobility Work for Youth Weightlifters

August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Training|

Olympic weightlifting requires more than strength.  It requires mobility, or flexibility through a range of motion.  An athlete with limited mobility can still lift weights, but the athlete cannot reach his full potential as a [...]

Combatting Perfectionism in Weightlifting

July 11th, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Training|

I recently observed an athlete perform 20 power jerks, 10 split jerks, 25 clean and jerks, 6 minutes of plank holds, and then finish by completing 120 dumbbell thrusters at 60% of bodyweight.  All of [...]

What if I Don’t Make Weight?

June 4th, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

The countdown is on for USA Weightlifting's (USAW) National Youth Championships, aka Youth Nationals, and tensions are rising.  Among the stressors is . . . body weight.  Weightlifting is a weight class sport, which means [...]