Dresdin Archibald

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Is the consistency of the "get set" method better? Or the risk and reward of the "dive" method?
Recently, I came across a joke specific to our sport that will get a nervous laugh, especially for those of masters age.
Every so often we get somebody drifting into our sport who thinks he is going to get rich.
Looking back from my current stage of life, much has now changed for youth weightlifters.
One movie that stands out is 1955's Wee Geordie. Back then I was training with a hammer thrower, so we gave the movie our expert critique.
Like the music itself, this is highly subject to the tastes of its listeners. If it helps, use it. If it doesn't, don't.
Prior to this invention, athletes pressed from the floor. And the bench wasn't created until sometime in the 1950s.
The public seems to demand that all instructors are certified. This seems to provide comfort, but how useful is it?
Schools insist on equality of result. No one fails and no one's self-esteem is damaged - and no one is prepared for real life.
It is often possible to catch yourself, take a breath, and recover. At other times you may pass out.
Willpower is the ability to regulate your actions, to direct yourself to achieve goals, and to overcome obstacles.
Most laypersons will bet that weightlifters have little jumping ability. They are just too big and slow, right? This is now refuted frequently, but the Soviets actually refuted it decades ago.