It’s Not the Specifics, It’s the Career In Tommy Kono’s remarkable second book, “Championship Weightlifting: Beyond Muscle Power,” it is hard to find a page that some great training gem doesn’t leap off the page to interested athlete. Tommy’s career is unparalleled. As an Olympic lifter, his gold medals at the Olympics and World Championships,….
I have this odd belief that we have very little actual free will or self-discipline. Oh, we certainly have some, but once you hit a certain age, life conspires against you. It seems that a lot of things begin to pile up on you after a certain age. Maybe in high school, you and your….
In the early 1990s, while trying to train at an elite level and teach full-time, our family found ourselves in a financial crisis. To ease things, I took on a night job teaching English as a Second Language. Three nights a week, I would drive off after dinner and come home well after my kid’s….
I’ve been a big fan of Delaine and her work for a long time. Getting people to stop squatting their swings is a big issue. You can tell people over and over that the swing is maximum hip bend with minimum knee bend while the squat is max hip bend and max knee bend. Delaine….
Every so often, someone will ask me about writing. Some think it’s a gift from the heavens. These people believe some of us are born writers like some of us are born to be seven feet tall. For me, the process of writing is exactly like preparing for a contest or trying to achieve any….