Tag Archives: olympic lifting

“There is no screaming allowed. I don’t want to hear loud groans, cussing, or yelling. I just want to hear you breathing.” My coach has lost his mind! Or has he? When he first said this to us, I thought … Continue reading

This weekend was North Central Regionals at Navy Pier in Chicago and it was one of the craziest things I’ve ever witnessed! Watching insane athletes like Elisabeth Akinwale and Stacie Tovar and Deborah Cordner-Carson just made me nervous for all … Continue reading

“Here’s the thing that makes life so interesting. The theory of evolution claims that only the strong shall survive. Maybe so…maybe so. But the theory of competition says that just because they’re the strong, doesn’t mean they can’t get their … Continue reading

First of all…. I’d love to start us all off with this: Blackhawks won in OT!!!!!!!!!! After a complete and total bullshit call…KARMA COMES BACK! SEABROOK BABY!!!!!!!!!!! After a rough playoff series, I guess we can say he redeemed himself … Continue reading

After Memorial Day Murph, everything seemed impossible. Even walking up and down the stairs and sitting on the toilet.So, seeing that we had the deadly 21-15-9 sequence with power cleans today was a little bit daunting. For some reason, Coach … Continue reading

Today’s workout was literally and figuratively over my head. I woke up this morning in an incredibly horrible mood. I could barely move because my body is so beat up, I was tired, my stomach hurt, and I was definitely … Continue reading

“You have to do everything you can. You have to work your hardest. If you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining.”  This is by far one of my favorite quotes of all time from the movie … Continue reading

Doctor P is awesome. His music just gets you all pumped up and ready to rumble! Listen to “Bulletproof” featuring Eva Simons and tell me you don’t feel on top of the world! Today’s warm up: Jump rope 2 mins … Continue reading

    TODAY WAS THE DAY OF THE SNATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was bittersweet when da coach first told me… Snatching is such an awkward movement and if you want me to be completely honest, it scares me to death. A couple … Continue reading

Today was one of the workouts that requires everyone to dig to spots in their mind and body that they never knew existed. Today required extreme high levels of mental toughness, at least from my perspective. I’m sure most of … Continue reading