Dresdin Archibald

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Watching fellow lifters perform can be problematic. Get used to being watched, but don’t watch too many failures.
Team placing strategy can often conflict with individual ambitions. Let's break down how this can happen.
Complacency and lack of consideration of all aspects of competition can cost you many kilos on your total.
Many lifters pull the bar upward unevenly. This is not ideal. In weightlifting, symmetry is everything.
Weightlifting does not really have a competitive season. So the question arises for newcomers: "How often should we compete?"
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.