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    Garage Strength — peaking

    Recap of the 2016 American Open

    Recap of the 2016 American Open
    The Garage Strength Weightlifting went down to Orlando with a few goals in mind. We wanted to get our junior lifters in a strong position on the first ranking for the Junior World team.  We also wanted to get a bunch of rookie lifters to feel comfortable on the national stage. We accomplished just about every goal we had set out to do.  I am extremely proud of our results and will go lifter by lifter.  I will also rant about the horrible officiating I witnessed that could place a serious damper on our sport if it is not dealt with properly.  

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    Garage Strength Athletes Bring Home Gold In PIAA State Championship Meet

    Garage Strength Athletes Bring Home Gold In PIAA State Championship Meet

    Garage Strength Athletes earned the top three positions in men's and women's AAA shot put. Four Garage Strength athletes medaled in shot and discus.

    On the men's side, returning champion Joe Mundell of Schuykill Valley took the first position on his final throw at 60 feet 3 inches. Noah Fritz of Schuykill Haven placed second, and Jake Gieringer also of Schuykill Valley placed third. Joe Mundell placed second in discus to top ranked Evan Blair of Hickory.

    Emily Stauffer earned the top spot for the women in shot put with a toss of 45'7". Jocelen Ruth placed second and Peyton Montana third. All three train with Dane Miller at Garage Strength. Peyton is an online client who train at the barn once per week. She is only a sophmore, so expect to see more from her in the next two years!

    Jocelen Ruth took brought home the gold medal in AAA discus where Emily Stauffer took third and Peyton Montana 5th. 

    Tom Bojalad is a GS online client who placed 3rd in AA discus. He threw 172' which was good enough for bronze, and a significant improvedment over his PR from last year of 143 feet. He is the first male athlete from his high school to earn a state medal in Track and Field.

    Congratulations to all athletes!

    Peaking and Tapering

    Peaking and Tapering
    There are many ways to set up a taper for individual athletes.  It is important to comprehend that each athlete will peak or taper in a different manner.  During the last program prior to competition, dropping volume is a very simple way to trigger a peak, but many questions need to be answered prior to setting up the competing athlete. 
    -What is the event in question? 
    -How important is this meet?
    -What is my current training volume?

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