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Old 04-17-2008, 09:32 AM   #1
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Default Eric Briglia: A Lifter to Watch

Just posting some vid of a 16 year-old teammate of mine. Eric's made some huge gains in speed and strength the past year.

As a 62kg class lifter last summer, Eric snatched about 80 and clean & jerked 100. At around 64-65kg bodyweight, he's now up to 95/120 and seems to have plenty more in him.

Here's his vid from Sunday.

Eric is coached by his dad, Santi, at an LBH satellite gym (their garage).
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:46 AM   #2
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Awesome stuff. Looking at that young fella has me thinking that he's going to fill out quite nicely and grow into a very very impressive lifter. Absolutely fantastic to see.

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Old 04-21-2008, 11:44 AM   #3
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Seeing him put up those #'s at the SHU open was awesome, especially at his bw and his age. Im looking forward to watching him at some more meets!
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:04 AM   #4
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After 1 year, he's up to 110/138 at 69.8kg bw


-Unfortunately, the low-res vid doesn't really capture how fast and smooth he pulls under the bar.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:12 AM   #5
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Ive watched Eric for a number of years now... the thing that stands out in my mind is a few years ago when he was younger, seeing him in the warmup room AFTER the meet was over, or at least after he was done lifting, doing max attempt after max attempt, trying to get a couple more kilos overhead than he did in the competition. If memory serves, the year the schoolage was in Vermont, he not only did this after he was done lifting, but was back in the training room the day after he lifted, again taking max attempt after max attempt. He is certainly motivated, and also, id say fairly stubborn!

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Old 04-27-2009, 01:58 PM   #6
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awesome lifts, really explosive guy. im wondering if he is going to put weight on as he developes, or stay there. I bet if he put on some more weight he would be even more impressive*** not saying you have to be big to lift great, but I just think that with his height he would be better served with some more weight, not taking anything away from what he is doing cause im just flat out impressed. ***
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