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Part 2 of USAW Sports Performance Coaching Certfication Lessons Learned


I mentioned the 4 fundamental mistakes in the last post, but I didn’t really specifiy them.  They are these: Balance – where is your weight distributed relative to the bar and to your center or gravity? Inappropriate muscle group tightness – my locked shoulders are but one example.  I can imagine others such as rigidly […]

Getting My USAW Sports Performance Coach’s Certification


I had a glorious weekend. What did I do you ask?  I spent hours inside an un-airconditioned storage building in the hot Texas summer heat. Before you start slowly backing away from the crazy lady, let me explain. I went to Denton, Texas to participate in one of the USA Weightlifting intro level coach’s certification […]

Masters Nationals


For those who don’t compete, olympic weightlifting is divided into four groups: youth (the under 17 crowd), juniors (the under 20’s), senior (20-35) and masters (35 and above).  These are not inviolable divisions.  I watched a 14yo girl snatch a US record at the American Open this year (ostensibly a senior event) in the same […]

Welcome to Strong Snatch!


Welcome to Strong Snatch, a place to discuss olympic lifting, share videos of your lifts to both celebrate and to garner constructive critique and to discover some of the many steps I have taken on the journey to becoming a competitive masters weightlifter.  Masters weightlifters, by the way, are not necessarily “masters” in the sense […]