View Full Version : Lifting in the Woods...

Yuen Sohn
08-14-2007, 08:26 PM
Had a chance to train in scenic upstate NY this past weekend. My coach rented a cabin by the lake for the week and one of the guys built a platform in our picnic area.

Coming from a city that has virtually no gyms left to train O-lifts -- let alone space to train outdoors -- it was a real blast and I couldn't ask for anything more...lots of meat, beer, tasteless jokes, swimming, and nice snatches.

Here are some photos (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51886582@N00/sets/72157601395496384/).

Some notables: my teammate John setting a C&J "PR on the mountain" (not shown, but I got his 100kg attempt), LBH lifter Eric Briglia (62kg schoolage natl. champ), and special guest Pete Madow, who close-grip power snatched 100kg for a triple :eek:

What's my point? Nothing really...I'm still stuck at the office and needed a distraction.

Chris Forbis
08-14-2007, 08:35 PM
That sounds... awesome.

Troy Archie
08-14-2007, 09:10 PM
Don't know what's weirder; the fact that you guys did that or that I'm envious...

Allison Barns
08-14-2007, 09:25 PM
NICE!! I'm jealous.

Mike ODonnell
08-15-2007, 05:29 AM
So if a PR record falls in the woods......and I am sure you know what punch line comes next.....

Robb Wolf
08-15-2007, 03:53 PM
Dude...next time you offer one of those i'm there!

Derek Simonds
08-15-2007, 06:45 PM
Dude...next time you offer one of those i'm there!

I am with Robb that looked incredible. BTW I knew that Rolling Rock was a weightlifting supplement.

Jonathan Owen
08-17-2007, 12:47 PM
That looks awesome! What a great idea!

John Alston
08-17-2007, 04:01 PM
Man, post some pics of shirtless weightlifters everybody gets excited. Time for the team Lost Battalion promotional beefcake calendar.

David Aguasca
08-19-2007, 03:23 PM
that's awesome, yoon...training outside is the best.

Yuen Sohn
08-20-2007, 10:47 PM
BTW I knew that Rolling Rock was a weightlifting supplement.

Actually the guy who won the push press contest last weekend was downing those seemingly nonstop (before, during, and after the comp.). I guess he's been in-the-know for a while.

He refers to it as 'Vitamin R.'

Dude...next time you offer one of those i'm there!

Robb: I'd suggest bringing a gas mask. For real. There were some rather foul emissions...that coupled with the somewhat cramped accomodations made for a bad, bad combo! I'm surprised I didn't die in my sleep.

Yuen Sohn
08-24-2009, 06:18 AM
Photos from this year's outing...

We held a small meet at the campsite this time around (hence the lifting suits). We somehow managed to get 3 hours of lifting in between downpours.

I set a PR by eating 4 hamburgers and a hotdog during the warmups.

The best part was after the competition, when we all jumped into the lake wearing our singlets. Refreshing.

Derek Simonds
08-24-2009, 08:01 AM
Man what a fantastic outing. Everytime I am up at our lake place I think about having some kind of lifting event up there.

Arden Cogar Jr.
08-24-2009, 12:49 PM
I love it. I can see something like that happening in my and my daughters not so distant future!!!!!!

All the best,