The Spotlight Effect

Competitors at the USAW Nationals earlier this month likely noticed the blinding power of the spotlights set up inside the ballroom of the Grand America hotel. With a packed house nearly every session and record high webcast viewership the spotlight was literally shining down on the best lifters in the USA like never before but here’s the thing…

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The Living Legend

Ok. This one is for fun and since I’ve long believed this guy will go viral at some point I feel its my duty to promote the cause. In this sport I’ve met people who literally cannot be explained to non-weightlifters.   Eric “The Viking”, Dan “Red Rage” Dillon, Sean Waxman, some dude (I forgot his name) who…

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Personal Records or Medals?

Personal records (“PR’s”) are awesome. There are those beautiful days in the zone when we crush anything we touch. There are those dog days when we feel off but grind one out anyway. No matter how it comes hitting a PR feels great but sometimes we lose sight of developing a winning attitude with it. Now you may say, “if I hit more and more PR’s I’ll get my wins.” At a local level sure, at a National level maybe, at a World Level not likely.

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Weightlifting Mindset

The vast personality differences of those drawn to weightlifting has always fascinated me.  Inside any active gym or team you’ll see  variations of a stud who has it all together, one who can’t get it together, a dependable worker bee, a batshit crazy head case, a head strong serial underperformer, a hungry killer, a painfully…

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