2008 Olympian Erin Donohue for placing Second at the 16th Armory Track Invitational in New York

Congrats to 2008 Olympian Erin Donohue for placing Second at the 16th Armory Track Invitational in New York over the past Weekend. Erin is on the comeback as she pursues her goal of making the 2016 Olympic Team. Good Luck Erin!
Name Year School Finals Points
1 Stafford, Gabriela Univ Toronto 4:29.07
2 Donohue, Erin NJ-NY TC 4:29.67
3 Lagat, Violah Adidas 4:29.87
4 Higginson, Ashley Saucony/NJ-NY 4:30.16
5 Lipari, Emily BAA 4:42.26
6 Mosby, Morgan WCAP 4:43.18
7 Traynor, Nicole NJ-NY TC 4:45.53


You can follow Erin and her pursuit to make another Olympic Team at the following site:


Europa Games Video Promo for October 10th, 2015

Here is a video promo for the upcoming Europa Games to be held at the Phoenix Convention Center on October 10th, 2015.  Coach Micela and all the Performance One Weightlifters will be on hand to take part in first ever Olympic Style Weightlifting Competition to be held at this years event.  Come down and support a great event.

Throwback Thursday: Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games with Paul McCarthy

Throwback Thursday:

Coach Micela’s perspective during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.  Here Paul McCarthy is singing Hey Jude! It was an awesome night and one that he wants to get back to.

Discount Offer for Aug 29th Coach Seminar



Don’t miss this opportunity! As some of you know our next Weightlifting Seminar is August 29th at Performance One in Mesa.

$50 EARLY SIGN UP DISCOUNT: If you register before 8/15/15 then you will receive a $50 discount.

$25 DISCOUNT: If you have attended a USAW or Private Seminar under Coach Micela OR have attended one of his classes at MCC then you will receive an additional $25 off. Limited to first 10.

Make sure you register soon to get the discounted price! Sign up at http://performanceone.net/performanceone-events/?ee=12

You will be lifting alongside multiple Nationals Level Medalists and learning from 2012 Olympic Weightlifting Coach Joe Micela with over 15 years of International Coaching experience. Experience and Results Matter!



Coach Micela Schedules Seminar in Planesboro, New Jersey on August 2nd

Coach Joe Micela will be teaching an Advanced Weightlifting Seminar in Plainsboro Township, New Jersey at Crossfit Nassau August 2nd 2015. If you are in the area then be sure not to miss out on this opportunity to learn from Coach Micela! This is an 8-hour seminar and it will go over Micela’s programming, coaching techniques, and progressions of the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk that brought athletes to the highest levels of the sport. For more information on this event or to register please click the link below


Weightlifting Seminar August 2nd Crossfit Nassau

Saturday is Olympic Day at Performance One

Olympic Day at Performance One is tomorrow! Come meet and watch National Level weightlifters, 2012 Olympic Coach Joe Micela, and 2008 Olympian Track Athlete Mechelle Freeman. The athlete demonstrations start at 9:00AM.
If you are competing in the try out for 3 free months of training, today is the last day to send in paperwork. Email Cody King at cody.performanceone@gmail.com to register. Athletes please arrive no later than 12:45PM. Looking forward to seeing you all at Olympic Day!Olympic Day

NobodyCaresGoHarder.com 2015 Arizona State Weightlifting Championships Location Change

The NobodyCaresGoHarder.com 2015 Arizona State Weightlifting Championships Important Update:

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The location of the State Championships has changed. The event will be held at Skyline High School in East Mesa. Address: 845 S Crismon Rd Mesa, AZ 85208.
For more info or registration go to:

If you would like to volunteer please contact me.

We have a variety of positions available



Thank you!

Performance One Weightlifters participate in a Go Fund Me Campaign


These are your local Arizona Olympic hopefuls!
At Performance One with Coach Joe Micela we are proud to have had an athlete medal in every national and international competition in the past year! Yes, Amazing! Now we hope to continue this awesome streak, and could use your help so our lifters can realize their dreams! Joe Micela was a 2012 Olympic coach, also coached in the World and Pan American championships.

First up, in December we have the American Open Championships in Washington D.C. In contention we have lifters, Craig Rintoul, Samantha Wright, Cody King and Kaija Bramwell. Along with our metal hopes Kaija Bramwell and Cody King are both attempting American records.

In Feburary we have the Junior National Championships in Oklahoma City. Competing are Jake Mapes and Kaija Bramwell. Along with the national titles Jake and Kaija are top contenders for the Junior World Championship Team. That competition will be in Poland.

So as you can see our Dreams are big and our plate is full. Our lifters and coaches work countless hours and hope to LIFT their way to the Top!

We appreciate your help and consideration..

Performance One Weightlifting Go Fund Me Campaign

Power Movements from the Block

Power Snatches and Power Cleans from Above the Knee off of Blocks are used to build Speed and work on full extension. The pull is shorter and the receiving position is shallow. This requires the athlete to get that bar moving fast. Starting from the block stresses a static start/starting strength without overloading the lower back. This is key when you are close to competition and don’t want too much stress or if you are confident that the athletes lower back is strong enough and you want to work on pure speed of movement. Whether you are a Weightlifter or Sport Athlete using Weightlifting Movements help you with your sport alternating between Strength Days and Speed Days is important to the overall development of the Athlete. Here Junior Weightlifter Cody King is Performing a Power Clean from Above the Knee with 150 Kilos (330 lbs)