Remember Who Holds You

As I sat in the tennis stadium last night watching the overhead squat event. Three things went through my head. 1- USAW is improving but man I would love one day for us to compete in a venue like that. 2- At least a couple men attempted 400. I give them props for at least […]

Faith Workout: Run Your Race

“The sun…rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race” READ Psalm 19 REFLECT The Games athletes are beginning their “race” today.  They are likely experiencing a number of emotions, and these emotions will certainly fluctuate throughout the weekend.  Of all the emotions an athlete can experience, joy is specified in today’s passage.  An […]

In Good Hands

It’s the Thursday before the USAW National Championships and, as with most lifters prepping for the meet, there’s always a bit of nerves. The taper bug is in full swing, most of us are cranky cutting a couple extra kilos, and we’re facing the biggest National stage available to us in this country. Months of […]

Faith Workout: Fight With Praise

“You do not have to fight this battle…” READ Psalm 8 REFLECT When goals are not achieved, or life turns in a way you didn’t expect – what is your response?  We have a tendency to fight.  ‘The fight in the dog’ is vital, but the dog needs to be trained when and how to […]

Your Surroundings

If you have read any of my previous blogs you know that I am a huge supporter of premier training environments. I have always ended up falling into good training environments since I picked up a barbell in eighth grade. Having moved back to Georgia I could not have found myself in a better environment […]

Faith Workout: Keep Your Head Up

“You, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.” READ Psalm 3 REFLECT “Keep your head up.”  As athletes, we usually hear this statement after a loss or disappointing effort.  The most difficult “lift” of the day may be keeping our head high after a tough workout, practice, […]