My Olympic Moment

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from The Athlete’s Voice The childhood dreams of a 9-year-old winning an Olympic Gold on behalf of his country never included a side of fries and a free toy. TFAA President and 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist, Adam Nelson, to testify

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Gold Medal Secrets: Genetics vs Persistence

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from Gold Medal Strong I’m often amazed at the amount of physical talent go unrecognized each day.  Athletes of all shapes and sizes that have every tool necessary to shatter mediocrity, yet something prevents them from ever recognizing their own

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There’s nothing Political about Doping

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from the Track and Field Athletes Association This is an opinion written by Adam Nelson.  Adam is one of now a handful of athletes to be retroactively awarded a gold medal due to a positive drug test.   Before you throw

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Fundamentally Strong for Life

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from Strong at 40 This is the first part of a 6 part series of proper movement. What if I told you there were 5 lifts you could do right now that would improve the quality of your life for as

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Starting Strength After 40

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from Strong At 40 I am an athlete.  I’ve been competing in organized sports since I was 4 years old.  For the past 20 years, I competed as an Olympic hopeful and, eventually, 3 time Olympian winning the silver and

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Strength or Power?

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from Gold Medal Strong Ahh….The age old dilemma of lifting for maximum strength or maximum power?  Usually, this decision is made for you by your coach or your social group.  We – as people – gravitate towards those subjects we

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Breaking Boundaries

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from Strong at 40   I remember sitting at a bar in Estonia after a throws competition listening to two young American throwers complain about the lack of funding for throwers.  They were convinced they would have to quit after

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Week One in Review

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from Strong at 40   Hey, I turned 40 this week. I think that’s a pretty big accomplishment by some standards. There were certainly moments in my life that may have led my parents to wonder if I’d make it this

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(Anti) Doping

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from Strong at 40   My name is Adam Nelson and to the best of my knowledge I am the only athlete in history to be awarded an Olympic Gold Medal EIGHT years after the competition concluded. Some may ask

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40 years old and still struggling

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from Strong at 40   40 years ago this morning my family grew by one. I don’t remember the mess that I was then, but I do remember a lot of the messes and mistakes I’ve made since then. While

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