Category Archives: Weightlifting

Anatomy of Movement

Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain, is a damn good book. Some time ago I bought, read and reviewed Lon Kilgore’s Anatomy Without a Scalpel. It’s a decent book, helpfully focused on strength trainees, and the chatty text makes it … Continue reading

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The Mystery Continues

I am now fast approaching the one year anniversary of the last time I performed a clean & jerk. For someone who describes himself as an amateur weightlifter, this is an unhappy state of affairs. The first half of the … Continue reading

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Anatomy Without a Scalpel

Anatomy Without a Scalpel by Lon Kilgore can’t escape the simple fact that anatomy is, in no small part, mind-numbing. It does give a good try. Kilgore is probably known to many readers as the coauthor, with iconic strength coach … Continue reading

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Good service

Right now I have a problem with my left shoulder, in the AC joint. Basically the doctor’s instructions are: rest. Given how long it’s taken to get over my storied knee problems, the timing of this is … maddening. I … Continue reading

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Optimizing Strength Training: Designing Nonlinear Periodization Workouts

The title alone will have driven off everyone from my non-weights circle of friends. Optimizing Strength Training is a book by William J. Kraemer and Steven J. Fleck. Quite aside from the American fondness for initialling their names in print, … Continue reading

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3 Weightlifting Books

I bought a bunch of weightlifting-related books recently, some from IronMind and some from Amazon.com. Today I’ll briefly review three of them. Olympic-Style Weightlifting for the Beginner and Intermediate Lifter by Jim Schmitz. Bought from IronMind. This is not really … Continue reading

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How I am training currently #2

People sometimes inquire after my training approach because, foolishly, they don’t know that I am actually this well-known scientist: Nevertheless, my last post on training raised a modest amount of interest. Given the events of the past few months I … Continue reading

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How I am training currently

My main hobby is Olympic-style weightlifting. Normally this means I focus on the two competition lifts, with work on the side to improve technique and to increase strength. A few months ago I partially tore the meniscus of my left … Continue reading

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It’s not every day you get to compete with Damon Kelly and Itte Detenamo

Here in Darwin, we host the biennial sports festival called the Arafura Games. At this year’s games, the weightlifting competition also included the Oceania and South Pacific championships. As a resident of the Northern Territory, I was able to qualify … Continue reading

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Success

Today’s WWA Grand Prix #3 was a good day for yours truly. I won the gold for most-improved Sinclair and took second place for the premier cup. Snatch 90kg, Clean & Jerk 130kg, total 220kg. Just as Jack Walls predicted. … Continue reading

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