Coaches

Will Weightlifting be Dropped from the Olympic Games?

January 25th, 2019|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources|

A January 22, 2019 press release from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) revealed six doping violations from the 2018 IWF World Championships, all involving Thai athletes. These doping violations come at a pivotal time for [...]

Lessons Learned from the Youth Olympic Games

December 6th, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Competition|

In October 2018, Peyton Brown and Jerome Smith traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to represent the United States at the Youth Olympic Games. Both athletes delivered outstanding performances, with both placing higher than any U.S. [...]

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 [...]

Are You Doping?

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

Me?  Doping?  Of course not!  I don't manipulate doctors for unnecessary prescriptions, buy from shady characters in dark allies, or even buy generic supplements.  I only buy brand-name supplements from reputable manufacturers at legitimate retailers. [...]