#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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I AM- The Everyday Lifter

I cannot tell you how many times I have written this article in my head.  The title has always been the same, but the list of topics continues to grow as I progress and learn in this sport.  I want to tell the whole wide world about the sport of weightlifting, and now is my chance.  This sport is an absolutely wonderful sport with many benefits.  Though, it is a tough sport, it is for everyone!  Especially you! 

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A Weekend of Florida and Weightlifting

Horácio shared some great stories of his earlier days of being a weightlifter; prior to a terrible motorcycle accident that left him metal rod in his left leg.  Despite this set back, he continues to work out. He recently bench pressed 190kg.  

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