Originally Posted by John Alston
Sometimes in comp they stop the meet to clean blood off the barbell. High socks, training in sweatpants, etc... protection, develop some callouses.
"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."