4 Things You Can Learn From Milen Dobrev’s Career

This past week, Bulgaria lost one of its weightlifting superstars. Milen Dobrev, 2004 Olympic Champion, was found dead of unknown causes in his home at the young age of 35. Condolences go to the young family that he left behind, and all who cared for him. Perhaps it is too soon, but I think it is fitting to pay tribute to the man for what he … Continue reading 4 Things You Can Learn From Milen Dobrev’s Career

How to Master the Jerk in 5 Minutes

The jerk is so easy…said no weightlifter ever. Even the best weightlifters are challenged both mentally and physically when it comes to blasting the barbell overhead. I say blasting, because that’s the mindset you need to have when performing the movement. It’s not a soft, slow, press; it’s a violently-controlled-explosion! Now that you understand this, let’s move on to mastering the jerk in less than five minutes. … Continue reading How to Master the Jerk in 5 Minutes

5 Tips For Becoming a World Champion Weightlifter

How do you make it to the top? Well first off, everyone needs a hero. When the times get tough, they’re the one that keeps the fight going. If they can do it, then you can, and you won’t stop until you get where they are. Chances are you have a gym hero – maybe it’s because of their technique, or their work ethic, or their ability … Continue reading 5 Tips For Becoming a World Champion Weightlifter

Over 9,000…reps

We all remember the iconic moment when Vegeta scanned Goku’s power with his scouter and then he screamed “Over 9,000!!!” That’s exactly what I want to say to athletes when they ask me “How many reps do I have to do before I get good at the snatch and the clean-and-jerk?” Bob Takano, USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame Coach and author, suggests over 9,000 reps per year. “The … Continue reading Over 9,000…reps