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On SEBASTIAN MARSHALL

I'm doing some work for an old friend of mine.

His situation is interesting. Not too long ago, he lost his job and got divorced, and otherwise his life got pretty screwed up and off-track.

He left the United States, took a job below his old skill level for a while, and then stopped that and started a company. Now he's living an exceptional life, and on the verge of making a lot of money.

I thought that was awesome, and I was quite happy for him. After we'd gotten done going through a lot of numbers, choosing some vendors, designing some systems, and otherwise figuring business out on the phone, we talked personal life. I said, "Man, I'm so happy for you. So much is going right. Congratulations."

He wasn't excited. He was a little worried.

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I’ve noticed a disturbing trend amongst a growing number of lifters in my local club of late. I’m sure this is one behaviour you’re going to recognise and it must be infuriating for coaches.

Let me give you a real life example to illustrate. Here was yesterday’s workout down at Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club:

Power snatch 105% x 1 x 6

Clean and jerk 90% x 1 x 4

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