Counter Balance Technique

To maintain the vertical integrity of the CCGS, the forward trunk inclination is counterbalanced by the rearward movement of the pelvis/butt.   The authors suggest that the most effective mechanics for the half squat involve the continuum of counterbalance of the COG shift between forward movement of upper trunk and rearward movement of the pelvis/butt.  

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KATE WEHR: Here's My Story

I cried the entire night even though my parents wanted to take me out to dinner for my birthday and I had been cutting weight for that meet. As many people can relate, this bomb out motivated me to train harder for youth nationals that year to make the Youth Pan-Am team. 

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“BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER” LOVING OURSELVES 101

We hear a lot about body image these days and there is what I would call a trend towards young girls being more inclined to look and feel athletic, as opposed to being skinny and wanting to look like, oh I don’t know, an underfed underwear model?? This was not the case when I was growing up and although in a perfect world we would all take the difficulties of our teen years and forget about them, some things are harder to shake off than others and they become a part of who we are as we grow into women.

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2017 American Masters

Mark Solomon, coach from Buffalo Barbell Club, shared how he's been competing at this meet for years now.  He enjoys the community and the masters weightlifters coming together.  Next year I will make sure to bring my weightlifting shoes and lift some weights among other masters weightlifters. Will you be there?

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