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If everyday was your best day we would all be Olympians. There will be days when, for what ever reason, you go in to the gym and things just aren’t clicking. There are many reasons for this and they can and should be addressed. But it is important to know that these days will come, they suck, get through them the best you can and live to train another day....

I can’t take credit for this one and Im not positive who to give the credit to but… I heard about this approach while training Muay Thai....

This one is personal to me. I try to explain to all of my lifters that the the warm-ups, or light weights in training are programmed to make you a better weightlifter not just to get you loose for the working sets. The light ones are designed to dial in those positions, focus on the movement patterns that help you avoid your common faults, and build confidence for the heavy weights. they are also a great way to determine how you are recovering from previous training. don’t take them for granted....

I have a few lifters who are pretty good golfers. The term “swing thought” came up one day and it’s perfect for weight lifting. In golf a swing thought is a simple, positive, non-mechanical cue, it is the only thing the golfer focuses on during the swing....

Being both teacher and a coach I am able to see constantly how the carry-over between both is immense. As a teacher, I am evaluated based on how well my students learn. Why should it be any different for coaching?...

Friday Phil-Osophy is a post from Facebook from Dan Bell of Rubber City Weightlifting. The following is meant for lifters who express the desire to be among the best in the country at the sport of weightlifting. It is perfectly okay to NOT aspire to that, but if you do and want to make your actions fit your words, the following list may be of some help....

So often, I hear athletes say things like “I’m going to come in to fix my Jerk”, or “Can you fix my snatch?” STOP! This is implying that one cue, one exercise, or even within one day that you can miraculously obtain perfect technique in a certain area....

I see it every day- PR weight is on the bar, the lifter gets psyched up and approaches the bar.  She bends down, pulls on the bar a few times, gets set and is about to separate the bar from the floor, and…. inhales, exhales…  inhales, exhales… inhales again, exhales. What is she doing?...

Two Things That Will Enhance Your Training: Occasionally Training Alone Experimentation Experiment with new setups, techniques, etc. and expect to fail when doing it!...

I DON’T KNOW BUT I’VE BEEN TOLD PERSISTENCE AND CONSISTENCY WILL NEVER GROW OLD Seriously folks? Name a lifestyle or training issue that won’t be worked out with a heavy dose of persistent and consistent effort. waiting, waiting…....

This week on the Everyday Weightlifter Phil and I discussed Warming Up and Prepping. In my mind, each serves a separate and important purpose....

Totten Training Systems announces the latest course in the certification series. Coaches Education and Lifting Certification (CELC)...

Leo Totten, MS Head Coach, Totten Training Systems Head Coach, East Coast Gold WL Team One of my favorite things to do first thing in the morning is to tune in to Mike and Mike on ESPN....