Originally Posted by Greg Everett
Ok, here's the scoop -
Abajiev has been banned for life by the IWF. Any US lifter who trains with him will be banned for life from international competition. So make your plans accordingly.
Wow, so you can be banned for just training with him?? That seems to be a bit harsh?
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."