Monthly Archives: January 2017

Of Iron and Bronze – 15

15. There’s a heady mix of adrenaline and panic when all the waiting is over and your name is finally called to the competition platform. I heard mine and then listened to a few words of support from Nikos and … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 14

14. I weighed in at 77 on the dot—thanks to some careful assistance from Pete. After he weighed in comfortably below 85 I stepped on the scale. For a brief moment we watched as the digital readout shot through the … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 13

13. Just over two weeks later was the first real test of the new chemical aids and the first time I could pinpoint their effectiveness: The Metropolitan Weightlifting Championships. Though only a local meet, in Rickey’s eyes this was a … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 12

12. Training, perhaps more than anything else, defined that era. The carefully written programs—emailed out by Ricky Sunday night or Monday morning and detailing exercises and reps and sets—gave my universe an order and shape that otherwise was not present, … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 11

11. cms meso 1, micro 1 1.1 power snatch & snatch & ohs     60/1+1+2 (2)    70/1+1+2 (2)    80/1+1+2 (2) power clean    70/2    80/2    90/2    100/2     90/3 jerk from shoulders    … Continue reading

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