About The Author

Misbah Haque is the owner of The heart of his blog is centered around strengthening the bridge between Olympic Weightlifting and CrossFit. He strives to make the barbell more accessible to newcomers and CrossFitters looking to get stronger. Misbah coaches both disciplines while competing as a 62kg lifter. He is a USAW-SPC, CF-L1 Trainer, and is studying Kinesiology.


Recent Posts

The Great Max Out Debate: What Olympic Weightlifting Coaches Should Know About Testing Their Athletes Top End

By Misbah Haque | Wed, Jun 29

The elusive one rep max - as a weightlifter, setting a new personal record is a lot like chasing a pot of gold strapped to a unicorn that shows up at the strangest times. You never know when you're going to get it, but it's totally Instagram worthy when it happens.

What follows is an interview with Jon Zajac in which he covers everything you need to know about testing your athletes top end, the ever illusive one rep max.

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10 Coaching Mistakes That Destroy The Coach-Athlete Relationship

By Misbah Haque | Fri, Jun 17

My biggest struggle when I first started coaching was adding personality to my classes. While I'd always been great with the technical aspect of things I learned very quickly that athletes are in the gym because they want to be engaged, entertained, and given a world class experience.

Information is available in abundance. But the connection you have with each athlete is irreplaceable.

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14 Ways To Improve Athlete Engagement For A Stronger CrossFit Community

By Misbah Haque | Fri, Jun 10


If you turned the music off completely in your gym, what does the atmosphere feel like? Do you hear crickets or are your athletes chatting away, joking around and having a great time?

One of the most critical aspects of coaching and building a successful business is athlete engagement. Are you talking to your athletes? Are the athletes talking to other athletes? Are they engaged in their training?

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