We humans love to idealize the past. We imagine historical people as both more honorable and less flawed that we are today. A case in point is our contrasting views of modern athletes — especially our Olympians — verses how we perceive the athletes of “yore” — particularly the ancient Greek athletes who competed in… [Read More]
Let the elitists in Olympic weightlifting cry foul, but I think it’s great. Tamara and I discuss the implications in this video… I interviewed Holley for Weightlifting Academy a while back. Here’s that video:
Here’s all three of his attempts at each lift compiled. Notice the wild way he misses his last clean and jerk. He gets driven down by the spring of the bar in the set up for the jerk, so that he can’t use the bounce to get the weight up. Shockingly, he still rides it… [Read More]
This is great stuff
Apolo Ono is no slouch on the ice. No surprise then that he is no slouch in the gym. Check out this video of one of his workouts that not only includes some great squatting, but some intense one-leg plyo jumping. Very cool.
Check out this great interview with Shane Hamman that Mark Rippetoe did (click here). They cover a bunch of info in about 1 hour including Shane’s early powerlifting career where he dunked 1008 pounds in the squat. His Olympic career. The state of American Weightlifting. And what we can do about it. What I enjoyed… [Read More]
I’ moved this here from my PDX weightlifting blog. I hate this kind of whiny bullshit: “This will be my last match. I wanted to take gold, so I consider this Olympics a failure,” he said. Ara Abrahamian, a Swedish 84k wrestler, threw down his bronze medal in protest and says he’s now going to… [Read More]