Tuesday, November 6, 2012

More Wisdom from Jim Schmitz

Here is another short video from American Weightlifting Coach Jim Schmitz. He gives his experiences with training into adulthood. Again his ideas are based on both personal experience and training numerous athletes over a long period of time. No matter how well we take care of ourselves or how badly we want to improve or maintain our abilities, we will age and eventually deteriorate. The day will come when we now longer can throw over 60 meters or lift 200 kilos. That is when we really find out why we are training and decide if it is worth it to continue, even as our abilities slowly but surely erode. I agree with Coach Schmitz. Don't give up. Training itself becomes it's own reward. Enjoy the journey and adapt your training as you age. Less frequency and lower loads become the new reality, but training still enhances life. Below (at the bottom)  is a lengthy 2 hour plus seminar by Coach Schmitz for anyone who is interested....


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