Enjoyed a great day watching the Texas State Weigthlifting Championships at Alvin High School. Coach Garrett Taylor did a great job putting the meet on. I got to visit and catch up with some of my friends like Tim Swords of Team Houston who I consider the one of the best weightlifting coaches in the world, Mark Rippatoe of Witcha Falls Athletic Club and author of Starting Strengh, Thea Taylor and Jason Starks of Team Texas both great lifters and coaches, and many others. However the biggest thrill for me was meeting Tommy Suggs. I have had the experience of watching Tommy many times as he competed at the highest levels of weigthlifting. What made it even more exciting to me was that he remembered me from some of my early years when I competed. photo: Tommy Suggs and myself
There was some great lifting and I was happy to watch my friend Mike Calley and Cameron Swart lift. Cameron is an amazing young lifter who is trained by non other than Coach Tim Swords!! There were some other solid athletes out there competing hard in what I consider one of the greatest sports. Go out and watch a weightlifting meet and you'll quickly understand why the movements are used in strength and conditioning....IF you are trained by a real strength coach and not a personal trainer!! Photo: Cameron with 210kg (462pounds)
So after we finished Sally and I headed to grab a quick bite to eat. We worked up a big appitiete cheering!!! So off for some chicken and steamed spinich. Then she took me to Snap Kitchen for a little shopping. What a place!! Fresh and tasty food already prepared all you have to do is take it home and nuke it!! There is another place like this called My Fit Foods whose quality and portions have been steadly going down hill and they don't seem to give a shit. Guess Snap Kitchen is earning my business!!
My Highland Games Amazing Demonstration on San Antonio's Great Day SA
As we begin the countdown to the San Antonio Highland Games I wanted to put this up here from last year. We had the biggest turnout of athletes in our history and expect the same this year!! Come out and visit up on March 31 & April 1 2012.