Heavy Athletics

I love seeing stuff like this. Kat points to Heavy Athletics, a group designed to change lives 'one rep at a time'.

What are they all about, and how are they doing this? From the site :

Heavy Athletics volunteer coaches work with incarcerated kids and at-risk youth on probation, six days a week here in Lane County, Oregon, coaching Olympic Weightlifting. Coaches in all settings around the world often make choices to identify and select the most promising and committed athletes to train as lifters. Our setting is a bit more unusual than most. We have found that Olympic style weightlifting, which requires timing, coordination and courage, is about a lot more than just how much weight we can get a kid to lift; it's about what a kid becomes as a result of lifting that weight.

If you've ever experienced the life-changing aspects of strength training, you'll understand just how great this group is. Love it.

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