Will Weightlifting De-emphasize Team Scoring For 2020 Olympic Qualification?

Could Weightlifting Teams be de-emphasized for 2020 Qualification? The IWF recently posted their Sports Program Commission made recommendations for changes to the 2020 Olympics qualification system. It’s an overview that is not final. Read the statement here. Here are the suggestions noted in the IWF statement regarding 2020: Shorten the qualification window from 24-18 months. Hold…

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3 Ways To “Program” For Mental Training

How many people do you know actively “program” or plan out training mental skills in Weightlifting? “Most coaches feel that mental skills are critical for successful performance. But when asked how often they practice these skills with their athletes, the answer is usually seldom, if at all.” (USAW Level 2 Course Material) I think this…

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Getting Past A Bomb-out String

What is a bomb-out string? An occasional bad day happens to everyone. But have you ever experienced a string of multiple bomb-outs or bad performances batched together over a short period? Some lifters aren’t good competitors. They don’t make good decisions, don’t have expectations aligned with their abilities and they miss a lot. This isn’t…

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