Olympic Weightlifting

Here’s another shocker for many of you. Did you know I used to Olympic Weightlift? I did it as a hobby for about 4 years but I stopped when I left for the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan back in 1997. I used to just be a powerlifter but I wanted to do something different and hence I tried Olympic Lifting. Peter Schmock, the former Strength Coach for the Seattle Mariners and an Olympian, taught me how to clean-and-jerk and snatch at my local health club.

I am thinking about taking up Olympic Weightlifting again here in Saigon.

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