|The author--and his bonnie knees--in competition Black Watch|
I've been spending some hours lately with the local university's strength and conditioning coaches and interns, which brings with it, among other perks, the chance to use the weight room.
I haven't been lifting in earnest--or much at all, for that matter--for at least four years, so my form for some of the more advanced lifts needs a little work.
One of the interns noticed as much and what follows is the substance of the conversation that resulted:
Him: "You know, if you could improve your form you would be strong."
Me: "You think so?"
Him: "Yeah. Are you Irish, do you have any Irish in you?"
Me: "Yes, I do. Why?"
Him: "You look like you have 'Irish hips': narrow, with a little pelvic tilt. You could be a great thrower."
Little did he know . . .
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|Braemer stone throw|