Yearly archives: 2013Entries found: 8
I Don’t Remember!
I came back to lifting as a 46-year-old Master in 1993 after a ten-year hiatus from competition. At my first National Masters in Baton Rouge, […]Read More
The Naked Square
The regulation competition weightlifting platform is 4 meters square, 169 square feet of glaring exposure. The barbell awaits. You get six attempts that count, and […]Read More
Ten Oly Truths
1. There’s no short cut 2. From the time you begin, you only have a certain amount of time to reach your peak 3. […]Read More
THAT’S DANGEROUS! How many times have you heard that phrase any time the Olympic lifting movements are brought up? It turns out that this is […]Read More
Chew on It
Going to a weightlifting meet is kind of like eating beef jerky. You have to take some time to chew on it in order to […]Read More
Altered states... That's sort of what you condition yourself for when you get ready for a competition in Olympic weightlifting. This usually involves weeks and months of training, manipulating your food intake, and doing everything possible to try to get enough rest to get ready for the next workout. But perhaps the most trying time is...Read More
What’s in a Feeling?
There's a feeling to it... and it's like no other. It's sort of like being in some sort of soundless vacuum or dream chamber. When you're going through those ranges of motion we're all so familiar with, it may feel like you are in a...Read More
First Time for Everything!
I always thought it was cool when I'd see people put stuff on weightlifting blogs. Many of them are excellent writers and are often hilarious as well as highly informative. There are several weightlifting web pages with blogs that I enjoy, and I can generally learn...Read More