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Old 12-11-2010, 08:35 PM   #31
Brian DeGennaro
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I figured you were in that program, UConn has a good program for athletic training and S&C. I simply asked the head S&C coach here, I told her my situation (training as a weightlifter, no adequate facilities within the nearby areas, and such) and told them I am training to compete at a National level in weightlifting. I just demonstrated courtesy and competency.

By the way, Gary Valentine has a weightlifting club in Wilton just south of your hometown. He's a good coach, so if you wanted input on your lifts, he's a good guy.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:42 PM   #32
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I've heard great things about Valantine, I've just never had quite enough cash to commit and the drive every day would have been rough. Maybe I'll send him an email to see if I can come into te gym one day.
But I will definitely speak to the strength and conditioning director when I get back from winter break. I would love to compete nationally in weightlifting ahh. I need some coaching and to keep maintaining my back so I stop having issues. It been good for a long time, but whenever I try strict weightlifting cycles it feels like its going to give after two weeks of so. But ive been trying to strengthen my glutes and work on flexibility. We'll see how my current cycle ends up.. But thanks for the advice Brian.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:54 PM   #33
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A video of your lifts would lend us a better idea as to what is going on with your back, either with your technique or your mobility.
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