Powerlifter survey part 3: Age is just a number

Getting survey responses like this is an interesting experience. Unlike with the numbers portion, the textual responses are very real and very human. Part of the reason I decided to share them with minimal editing (other than to ensure anonymity or correct typos) is the power and poignancy of some of the words used. There…

Powerlifter Survey Part 2: training volume, injury, and fear

The three questions below seem simple enough, but a substantial portion of lifters voiced concern about injury and their ability to participate in the sport long term, so I’ve presented the responses here as submitted. Every powerlifter eventually acquires a war story or two about injuries and they are a common concern, regardless of age,…

Gravity and belief

I had a consultation with a new client yesterday. We sat in the sunshine of a coffee shop and chatted, getting to know each other and sharing stories and thoughts in the manner of two people negotiating a new relationship. You can learn a lot about a person’s hope, dreams and fears over a cup…

Heavy stuff, too late at night.

    I debated whether or not to write this (because who likes admitting any sort of defeat?) then decided to go ahead and throw it out there because it fits with why I write this blog; it’s my story, my roadmap, in a sense, and I use it to sort out in my head…

Because it’s fun, that’s why

I saw a great quote the other day that made me stop and think: She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important. Marilyn Monroe There are training sessions in which you haul your ass into the gym wearily and wonder if you’ve got enough in…