Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I wanted to take a moment to share this picture of Coach Boz from last weekend.
Yeah, that's 270lbs on the bar. Boz weighs 165ish. One of the reasons he is such a monster (besides natural talent, freakish strength, work ethic etc) is that he does a lot of little things right. These small efficiencies aggregate and become increased functional application of talent, freakish strength, work ethic, etc.
In this photo, note how straight his back is on the catch position in the hole. Most importantly note how high his elbows are. Keeping elbows up in that position allows him to keep tension in his upper back and ultimately his back straight. As you approach the margins of your strength, power, and capacities the little things really add up.
Technique is nothing. Application of technique is everything.
Nice job Coach Boz!
at 7:28 AM