Thursday, March 24, 2016


Harrrison Maurus in competition .

This a really great example of the cumulative effects of training over time. Two videos about 5 plus years apart show an amazing transformation.

By           BarBend Team               March 22, 2016
Harrison Maurus is part of an exciting crop of young, talented, and rapidly improving American weightlifters under 17. Along with CJ Cummings, the 15 year old Maurus turns heads on social media and the platform, posting lifts and totals that crush American Records with abandon and may soon – given the right competition – give Youth World Records a real shot.

What caught our attention most recently, though, wasn’t Maurus chain of PRs or eyes-forward approach to training. (Don’t worry, we’ve got videos of him lifting heavy things below.) It’s actually a video from September 2011, where an impossibly young looking Harrison Maurus completes a Starting Strength-style workout under the watchful eye of his coach. Harrison credits coach Kevin Simons with the bulk of his success.

If you’ve ever doubted the impact of consistent work and dedication (and, yes, some serious genetic talent probably doesn’t hurt), look no further than this video and compare it to the progress Maurus has made over the last four years and change.

(H/t to Jay Rhodes for bringing the old video to light. Video from Kevin Simons.)

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