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Sleep vs. Training: Which is More Important?

April 21st, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

It is 5:00 AM, and my phone alarm begins playing a soft melody, attempting to gently coax me out of a restful sleep while bluntly reminding me: "You are an adult. This is not a [...]

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. [...]

Preparing for College Weightlifting

March 27th, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

If you love weightlifting as a youth athlete, you may want to continue the sport in college.  Vance Newgard, head coach of the weightlifting program at the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site, offers some advice [...]

13 Protein Snacks for Youth Athletes

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Parent Resources|

Youth athletes, especially youth weightlifters, have higher protein requirements than their non-athletic peers.  In How Much Protein Do Youth Weightlifters Need? Dr. Mark Lavallee, Chairman of the USA Weightlifting Sports Medicine Society, recommends consuming 1 to [...]

Growing Trees: Developing versus Discovering New Talent

January 17th, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

"Everybody wants to own a forest, but nobody wants to grow the trees," weightlifting Coach Boris Urman has observed.  Every weightlifting coach wants a team of strong, mature lifters, but fewer coaches are willing to [...]