- T-Nation iterview with top coach John Broz, in which he explains that there is no such thing as overtraining. Continue reading →
- Congrats to our own Javier Garza, who placed 6th in the 105kg weight class after totaling 302kg at the 2011 National Weightlifting Championships in Council Bluffs, IA! Javier weighed in at 100.92 kg. Best snatch: 140kg Best c&j: 162kg Congrats, … Continue reading →
- The Wall Street Journal's feature on legendary Bulgarian coach Ivan Abadjiev and his quest to bring his method of training to American athletes. Continue reading →
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Imagine this: A youth sees a weightlifting exhibition at his high school. Impressed by the display of strength, skill, and speed he decides to learn Olympic lifting. He walks into a gym, engages the services of a coach, and learns the lifts. His peers, curious of his new activity, follow him to the gym. Some of them become interested in the sport and participate. Before long, some of their friends and contemporaries also become engaged in the sport…
Baseball fans have reacted hysterically to Jason Giambi’s admission of steroid use. Steroids permeated the American weightlifting scene in the 1960’s, about 40 years before we hear the complete naiveté about steroid use expressed by many.
Whether the use of performance enhancing drugs in professional sports is proper has become a topic of contentious debate. The underlying theme of a recent book by Jose Canseco, the former major league baseball player who has admitted to taking …