It wouldn’t be over indulging to say I enjoy lifting.
In fact, outside of spending time with my wife and beautiful daughter, I cant think of a simpler activity that brings me more joy.
A few months back I attended a weightlifting seminar in Columbus, OH.
When it was over, the instructor approached m giving me merit on my mechanics and movements. After a brief conversational bout lifting he ask me who coaches me.
It was an eye opening moment in my career.
I’ve always just lifted with friends, attended seminars, but never had someone work on individual development for my Olympic lifting.
Now this instructor was 6ft 6inch easy, and I’m 5ft 7inch on a good day.
Making it easy to remember him towering over me, head tilted to the side and a blank stare saying “But why? Everyone who wants to get better at any sport needs a coach.”
I knew I wanted to start competing, but knew I’d need to reach out to those with vastly more experience than I have.
After asking around to other coaches in the area, I kept hearing the same recommendations Joe Hamblen.
We’ve been working now for around 6-7 weeks, and while the weight we’re using is light.
My lifts have improved more in that time than when I started!