Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that, “Consistency is the Hobgoblin of little minds.” Was he talking about Spiderman’s arch enemy? Probably … but he was also likely talking about the tendency of humans to stick to shit they should NOT stick too … simply because they always have. In this video I discuss such esoteric… [Read More]
“Perfect Practice make Perfect” – Joe Mills Sometimes it’s good to shake things up. This week at PDX Weightlifting we’re doing exactly that. It’s the second of two loading weeks (read here for some idea on what that means), and we’re doing a variant of an old Joe Mills workout that has become known as… [Read More]
I’ve gotten a number of emails from lifters who live in areas without a coach or club who wonder if it would be good for them to follow the Workouts of the Day (WOD’s) that I post up on PDX Weightlifting. The answer I have is Yes and No. I put them up (sporadically, at… [Read More]
The state championships this year went really well for us. Beth and Amy won their weight classes. Brandon set 2 Jr. State Records (Clean and Jerk and Total, the snatch record was already his, and he matched it). Chris hit life-time PR’s in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk, and Total. Jake hit PR’s so big… [Read More]
Seems like there is a trend in blogging whereby bloggers will do a weekly round-up of all the stuff they were reading that fits into the scope of their own blogs, and then list them out for their own readers. Bret Crontreras does something like this at his blog, and in the evolution blogging world… [Read More]
Mike Burgener has said, “I don’t believe in over training, just under recovery.” And he is not alone. We Olympic lifting coaches have all said similar things over the years (myself included). But, these types of statements are highly misleading and tend to give off the wrong impression. A better statement would be, “Train as… [Read More]
In Bob Takano’s recent newsletter mailing he has a piece about the fact that he’s been seeing a lot of WOD (workout of the day) designed for weightlifters. He’s worried that the structure of these are often not going to get weightlifters where they want to go, that is, it ain’t specific enough to the… [Read More]
Apolo Ono is no slouch on the ice. No surprise then that he is no slouch in the gym. Check out this video of one of his workouts that not only includes some great squatting, but some intense one-leg plyo jumping. Very cool.