Don't take your lifting shoes for granted . . . what would you do if they suddenly disappeared?
Thanh Nguyen skated into the Sports Palace one day, started lifting, and he went on to become a member of the 1996 US Olympic Weightlifting Team: Lifting in the 64-kg category,Thanh made this 112.5-kg snatch and he cleaned and jerked 145 kg in Atlanta. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. photo.
Drawing on experiences from the neighborhood surrounding his old gym, the legendary Sports Palace, Olympic weightlifting team coach Jim Schmitz shares some real world stories about who lost what and how, with the idea that forewarned can mean forearmed. Read this month's Schmitz on the Lifts and perhaps you can avoid a similar outcome: