Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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"Strength is the most general physical adaptation. We get stronger through the process of stress, recovery, and adaptation." -- Coach Lacey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgvOKp_OwrI Stress, recovery, and adaptation: three words Coach Lacey would repeat over and over at the end of practice to remind powerlifters that strength is gained through the process of applying stress to our muscles while working and our recovery....
Jesuit adds another successful powerlifting meet to its seasonal record, making a very good showing at home. In this event, Jesuit invited lifters from Cedar Hill, John Paul II, and Oakridge. With some lifters unable to participate and the stress of hosting a meet, the team still preformed very well finishing second overall, just 5 points below the first...
Have you ever gone to the gym to train for a sport? Lifted weights to get the starting spot on the team? Can you imagine if lifting weights WAS the sport? That's what the Jesuit power-lifting team does, and their outing to the Highland Park Scot Classic on February 15th proved to be a resounding success. Although it might seem...
Akuda Esin ’12 can lift nearly a ton in three lifts.  Esin had a more than impressive performance at the regional powerlifting meet on March 3, taking third place in the event. For those who are not familiar with powerlifting, here are the details.  Power-lifting competitions consist of three different lifts:  bench press, squat, and dead lift.  In the end,...
On Saturday, February 19, 2011, bright and early at 7:00 AM, the power lifting team arrived at Highland Park to participate in the 7th annual Highland Park Power Lifting Invitational along with Waxahachie, Bishop Lynch, Coppell, Ranchview, Berkner, and J. J. Pierce. The team consisted of 15 members :  Juniors Preston Martin, Luke Olinger, Michael Stephens, Akuda Esin, Hayden Williams,...
"Down, down, down, UP!"  In the corner of the weight room, a student in a blue singlet and black high-top Converse explodes out of the squat position. During January and February Jesuit's powerlifting team competed in multiple meets in the Texas High School Powerlifting Association. The Rangers' regular season consisted of team wins and personal bests during the first...
The crash of iron hitting the floor, the grunt of a lifter grinding through a rep, the haze of chalk dust floating in the air: these are some of the sights and sounds of a powerlifting meet. Participants compete in only three movements: the squat, bench press, and deadlift. After the chalk clears, the lifter with the highest sum...
At a powerlifting meet, the pressure is on, both literally and figuratively. With the leather belt tight around your waist, you press into it with all your might, feeling as if your eyes might burst open under the growing pressure. Your heart is also racing because of the weight on your back. It tries to crush you as you descend into...

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