Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sometimes you see a person…

who was just born to lift weights…


Chalking up…

After 20 years I still sometimes wonder what is going on in a lifters mind when they are chalking up and getting ready to try a new PR…


This makes me very happy…


If this picture doesn’t make you want to go train,

then nothing will.

Here is my favorite recent video of Donny. Maybe even more impressive than the picture…


When the weight pushes you down…

You push back up, as Brian DeGennaro is doing here…


Putting his time in…

Champions are made in the gym. Here is Ben Claridad on a Sunday afternoon, putting his time in…


Going Down?

Donny is doing a heck of a job demonstrating that to be fast, you have to PULL yourself under a bar instead of simply falling under it.


Keeping the Dream Alive.

It’s a struggle, and persistence is as important as any other quality. I think this picture of Donny Shankle is really inspiring. If you are a fan of Donny’s, check out his new blog where he combines miscellaneous stories as only Donny can tell them, weightlifting observations, cajun cooking, and a daily audio Bible reading. Donny Shankle speaks…


Finish!

I have been looking around, and cannot find any better example of a well executed finish than this…


Ready to pull…

I like the blue for this one, because to me it looks calm. One of the cool things about weightlifting is the calm before the storm, that moment of concentration right before you put forth maximum effort. I loved that moment as a competitor, I miss it as an ex-competitor, and I love to watch it as a weightlifting fan.