I have no problem with rants. However, what I have a problem with are excuses.Peter, I do have some empathy for you situation. However, we all chose how to spend our time, money, etx.pdellorto wrote:Kenny, I train in a tiny corner of an MMA gym on someone else's equipment.
Nothing beats hand on. However, can learn from video tapes if one persist. Other have lerned from video tape, why not you?I know I need hands-on training because I've tried to learn exercises and techniques from video and it's just not the same.
As I noted in my previous post, it is very unlikely that you would drop the weight if you perform power cleans, hi pull and power snatches.I don't "need" to drop the weights, but if I drop them due to a missed lift I'm slamming someone else's equipment down in a small space (probably hitting racks, the ring ropes, the kerosene heater, etc. on the way down) and ending up hitting a concrete floor.
So, you are performing some Olympic movement.Guess what? I do Power Cleans, I do High Pulls. I also do Power Snatches with dumbbells. But I don't do C&Js, full squat cleans, or snatches. Why not? See my "excuses."
Sorry for the rant, but I really hate it when people tell me the valid reasons I have for not doing something are "excuses." Sometimes people have made valid decisions based on their situation and aren't trying to avoid something they don't want to do.
The majority of the time, it isn't that an individual can't do it, it they chose not to do it.
The "can't do it" is more of a "victim" mentality.
A self example is that one of the best Olympic coaches, Mike Burgner, lives about 70 miles from me. Mike has told me that I can come train with him and his lifters for free. However, I have yet to go.
So, what's keeping me from taking Mike up on his offer?
Here is an excuse.
1) I can't afford the gas (about $20 round trip) to drive down there and back I am so poor that I can't afford $20.
2) I don't have the time. Round trip plus training time and taking time to discuss training with Burgner and the other lifters, about 5-6 hours.
I have two days off a week from work. Which take more time for me. Driving down to Burgner's or sitting around watching TV, going to the book store, etc.
Both are going to take 6 hours out of my life no matter what I do...that time will be gone.
I am not motivated to get off my lasy butt and make it happen. That is the truth of the matter.
As Clint Eastwood once said, "Don't piss down my back and tell me it raining."