Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Preparing for the lift

Lots of people tell me about being nervous before lifting and ask if I'm nervous.

Yes of course!

I tell them that I tend to focus on the "little" things. Are my feet set up to where I feel comfortable? etc.

Rehearsal of what you do is necessary. This is not a rhetorical theme. Of course one lifts how they train. The chalk, the water, the warm up sets, and all of the other things that you do in training should be similar.

If things don't go according to plan, than be professional and work within your parameters.
Going the time is foundation and merely the beginning when in competition...

Remember, its only 10 minutes. A lot can happen... but a lot more can happen in 20 minutes or an hour.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Per the meet in NY

Whether its on Kettlebell faction or another, the lifters in the US are growing in ability. I'm glad to be a part of it.

Due to my schedule of running multiple businesses, trying to promote Bolo Yeung, Train for GS and work a full time job, I've develop a program based on Soviet science material in accordance with Olympic lifting(similar to GS in body structure with big legs and modest upper body) and cycling training modalities to peak when comp rolls around.

Long cycle is coming down the pike, and I've become inspired by Sara Moore, Scott Tighe, Jamie Pigman, Ken Blackburn, Steve Cotter, Surya form the Ice Chamber, Chris Duffey, Lorna Kleidman, Jeff Martone Jennifer Hintenberger, Jason Dolby, John "Wild" Buckley and other exceptional lifters that I cannot think of. Henry Marshall has made significant progress in almost no time from Punch Austin.

Because of this, I'm motivated 10 fold to push myself harder then before in long cycle.

LEts see how the next 12 weeks is.

Marty Farrell