Tom Hirtz: Lifting Weights, Learning Values

by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2014 IronMind


From the late 1960s to the early 1980s Tom Hirtz was a force to be reckoned with on Olympic-style weightlifting platforms, and now he uses his passion for the sport to help youth offenders turn their lives around.

Inspired weightlifting coach Tom Hirtz takes care of some paperwork right before the 2007 IronWorks Open (Springfield, Oregon).  IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.
Inspired weightlifting coach Tom Hirtz takes care of some paperwork right before the 2007 IronWorks Open (Springfield, Oregon).  IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.


This program was just given some richly-deserved television coverage, which came about because, “The local assistant district attorney got involved and made it happen,” Hirtz told IronMind:

Heavy weights and a heavy lesson for at-risk teens
Teenagers inside Serbu Juvenile Justice Center use weights to strengthen the mind.


Blend Tom Hirtz, passion, vision and community support—the results can save lives.

                                                                          ###


Want to comment on this article or just want to talk strength?  Join the IronMind Forum! http://www.ironmind-forum.com/

You can also follow IronMind on Twitter. https://twitter.com/IronMind
 



Captains of Crush® Hand Grippers

CoCnewsad115
The gold standard of grippers
 
This is the gripper that changed the world: 11 strengths.


Zenith: The Digital Fitness Gripper

zenith-cover_125
 
New IronMind, the Zenith Gripper:
Bold looks, a different feelng and a new way to train for strong and healthy hands.


ALight

alight-squat-125
A new way to squat, dip, chin
ALight is all alluminum with no welds, nuts or bolts featuring beautifully crafted parts and portability on par with a bag of golf clubs.

 



SUPER SQUATS: How to Gain 30 Pounds of Muscle in 6 Weeks

super-squats-hp
A classic
The defnitive book on 20-rep squats, the mother of all bulk and power routines.

 

MILO®: A Journal for Serious Strength Athletes 
 MILO22.2-Cover-FaceBook180
Universal power broker
We deal in kilos and meters, pounds and feet.


Strong-Enough™ Lifting Straps

IronMind: Strong-Enough Lifting Straps: Most popular" at WSM.  Proven daily by the world's strongest men.
 
Most popular" at WSM
Proven daily by the world's strongest men.


Expand-Your-Hand Bands

expand-bands-box
Say goodbye to tennis elbow
Prevent, eliminate or reduce tennis elbow and associated pains.  Simple, fun and effective.
 


IronMind: Tools of the Trade for Serious Strength Athletes . . . home of Captains of Crush Grippers, MILO, SUPER SQUATS, Just Protein, the Rolling Thunder, Mastery of Hand Strength . . .

Check out our Resource Pages for more information on grip training; Olympic-style weightlifting and weight training; and strongman and World's Strongest Man.