We both attended the 2003 IPA Worlds in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania this past August 8-10 and it got both of our competitive juices flowing. You couldn’t help it. The chalk dust in the air, the screams of intensity, and the huge weight being moved was too much for two competitive athletes to handle.
I will admit that most people I know would say I am eccentric, some would say I’m an idiot, and my wife swears that I am a bit psychotic. On the same theme, the following incidents I will discuss can only be described as strange.
About 4 years ago I told myself I would become a strength coach. At this point in time, I had no idea what steps needed to be taken or where this career path would take me.
Gym accidents are not funny. They may cause serious physical injury that may have both short and unfortunately long-term consequences. So it’s with mixed feelings that I relate another “Legend of Iron Smith Gym” incident.
The 2002 IPA Nationals marked the one-year anniversary of my competitive powerlifting career.