Don’t Let Holiday Eating Get You Down

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 by

Lets talk about your diet and emotional state during the holidays…. During the holiday season, we seem to get down on ourselves because we indulge a little too much… I say go for it, have fun! Just because you fall off the wagon for one meal, one day or a couple of days does not

Are Athletes Ever Really Satisfied?

Thursday, 14 August 2014 by

Through out my 42 years on this earth I have done my share of wondering and trying to figure things out, some things I have figured out but there are still several things that perplex me… Like why some people feel the need to shake hands with a limp, flaccid grip and think that it

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Searching For Your True Love

Thursday, 03 July 2014 by

The other day I was talking with my weightlifting coach and we were discussing the talent of young CJ Cummings. If you don’t know who he is, he is a 13-year-old bad ass 69 kg weightlifter from Savannah, GA who recently set a record of 118kg (261lbs) in the Snatch and 146kg (322lbs) in the

5) You become obsessed with the red plates and make it a goal to get them on your barbell. You use to think that bumper plates were cool because they are so big and brawny but there is something about the red plates that is mesmerizing and you must have them and once you have

Weightlifting at San Rafael Barbell

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 by

On March 22nd, San Rafael Barbell hosted the 2nd meet of the North Coast Weightlifting League and we had 7 lifters participate. It inspires me and makes me proud to see people pushing themselves. Trying something new is exciting yet scary and being pushed out of your comfort zone will make you a better athlete.

Order your singlet and register with the USAW  (choose San Rafael Barbell # 3896 as your club) because the next North Coast Weightlifting meet will be held at Tamalpais CrossFit‘s San Rafael Barbell on March 22nd, 2014. In the first meet, we had 2 athletes PR, this is your chance to see where your lifts

Hello fellow lifters and friends of the barbell, I have some exciting news, the North Coast Weightlifting League will have its first meet on February 22nd, 2014 in Napa at CTS Strength & Conditioning. I invite you all to participate as it will be a small competition limited to 30 lifters and be the perfect

This is Why You Should Compete

Monday, 13 January 2014 by

Why should you compete? Competing can be scary but it can also push you beyond what you think you are capable of.  The pumping of your blood, butterflies in your stomach, adrenaline racing so fast that you need to go to your happy place where the bunnies hop through a field of flowers. All of

Goal Setting

Monday, 30 December 2013 by

Sometimes I find my self frustrated, feeling stuck…I have so much to work on and so little time… CrossFit wants me to be good at everything but not great at anything and I only want to practice the things that I am great at but somehow that doesn’t make me better at the things I

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Think Good Thoughts to Lift Lots!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 by

They say that weightlifting is 10% strength and 90% mental, I could not agree more. The power of our mind plays an integral roll in how well we lift (along with many other success in life). Thinking good thoughts before (and during) the lifts will help to make the lift a success, just as if