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The gym was going to close for school renovations on April 1, 2016, however, the date has changed yet again. So until further notice, we are not announcing the closing of the gym because it may not happen. Come train at the gym that you have loved for years.
From January 1, 2016 - March 31, 2016 the membership rate is $40 for 3 months. The gym will be closed for renovations on April 1, 2016 until further notice.
Update: The Gym has posted the new rates up until March 31, 2016 at $80. That is NOT a monthly rate. That is the total amount due until March 31, 2016. What they are going to do after that date has not been determined or told to any of it's members. For now, come over and lift
From an article in a June 1960 Time magazine article on Tommy Kono
To Tommy, the secret lies in the power of positive thinking. "Successful weightlifting is not in the body" says Kono. "It's in the mind. You can lift as much as you believe you can. Your body can do what you will it to do"
It's all in the mind.
"I don't think of my opponent, even in a close contest. I never would say to myself. 'I hope he slips' That's a negative attitude. Saying that, you're relying on outside help. The will has got to come from me. It's all up to me"
"Just before bending down for the bar, I look up. That relaxes my back. I get the feeling that my direction is up. Then I grip the bar and take a deep breath and arch my back. Then I feel in the mood. I feel like a pouter pigeon. When I feel tension on my lower back, I rock backward and the weight comes up automatically. I think of the steps not the weight. Thinking of the weight would unnerve me"
"If you are thinking, then you are stinking". What I mean by this, when you approach a loaded bar, only have one or two thoughts in your mind to prepare yourself to lift the bar. Then clear your mind and let the rest happen automatically.
The problem is this. When you are ready to lift off the floor and you start saying to yourself, "Am I over the bar or are my feet flat". At that moment the body that was on auto pilot for a successful lift is now in a tight spot because anything can happen at this point. Usually sub par performance. So the best thing to do when approaching a bar is to focus on one or two key elements and the rest is a great performance. Now go lift BIG WEIGHTS!!!!
Check this out. It may be over 40 minutes long, however, he has great workout advice no matter what sport you are in
Tim Guarino, USAW National Coach
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