Cup of Blue Swords- 2019

It’s been 9 months since my last post- Like what the heck Viv?! Ha! Things have been relatively quiet on Everyday Lifter’s land and really no projects to share. Although, I still have an interview with Sarah Robles I need to post and hopefully can get that up soon before Worlds.

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Remembering Nick Curry 1961-2018

Nick’s eye was as good as anyone’s, and he’d been around some of the best national and international lifters. But like any good coach he knew that the most important athlete at any given moment was the one right in front of you, and that the most important lift of their career was always the one they were just about to do. -David Boffa

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#Ashgabat 2018

A lion has awoken within Jessica Lucero. I saw this same look with Max as well. It’s hard to describe it. After hours of watching weightlifters, I notice the most subtle changes in their step and body posture.

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Creating Their Path-4 Steps Towards Athlete Accountability and Commitment

Rather than discuss distances and performances, we talk about where we want to be and how we are going to get there.  What follows are four steps I have incorporated at Nazareth College that has helped me develop more positive relationships with my throwers by working together to create a path that gives them the best opportunity to be successful.

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MARC CHASNOV

"Find a coach who is a perfectionist in technique and then for the first two years of your career, build up your body to develop it properly.   Make your body symmetrical, test for weaknesses and correct all those weaknesses so they’re not reflected after you’ve been training for a few years…”

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Keiser Witte

“I started weightlifting in the Fall of 2016 after deciding to transition from swimming to weightlifting. Weightlifting started to interest me as a sport when I was in High School but due to my focus on swimming at the time I never trained for it except maybe messing around with the lifts here and there. When I started training specifically for weightlifting in 2016 I was still a student at Arizona State so I would train after class in the student rec center.”

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2018 American Open Series 2

At times I know it can be difficult for folks to force a smile.  But for the most part at the AO2, people respected each other's space, minimal adult tantrums occurred, and weightlifters were sharing platforms and they weren't even rolling their eyes about it!!!  This makes my job so much easier.  Happy folks makes for happy photos.  That and less of me hyperventilating. 

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Women in Weightlifting (Canadian Edition)- Guest Writer Lilli Carr

When given the opportunity to write this article I really wanted to showcase Canadian weightlifters that inspire me and shine the spotlight on their accomplishments. While there are a number of different weightlifters who have left their legacy the women I chose to highlight have had long standing careers and have represented Canada a number of different times on the world stage.” -Lilli Carr

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2018 Meissen Cup

It's a prestigious event held in Meissen Germany and not one you should miss if you are a fan of weightlifting.  This year Almir Velagic, Arkadiusz Michalski (The Champion of the event) and the very strong Rebeka Koha, as well as many others competed.  Guess host was Ronny Weller!  Yeah, it was a little wild!  It very much felt like a mini worlds; it's the only way I could describe it.  

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