Big Snatch.

March 29, 2011

Yesterday, I said that art imitates life.  Here is a literal example of that.

Look familiar?

That’s Donny.

I happened to be facebookin’ it a couple weeks ago (I’ll do that from time to time to prove to myself that I still have friends) and after some time wasted, I saw the video of Donny snatching 165 posted on someone’s page.

I clicked on it.  Wow.  I clicked on it 5-7 more times.  You could almost feel his pain as he stood up out of the hole.  Now, I make my way down to Cal Strength from time to time and I see these guys throw around ridiculous weights all day, so it’s not so much the weight that made this video stand out.  It’s the drive.  It’s the certainty.  It’s overcoming adversity.

Now I’m not going to sit here and try to write a motivational piece of fluff to a bunch of strangers who probably need no motivation, especially about somebody else’s accomplishments.  That’s just not how I roll.  But I will say, that Donny exudes confidence, tenacity and heartiness in the face of adversity AND he happens to be one of the best weightlifters in the country.  Coincidence?  I think not.

Here’s the video.  I think I paused it at like 16 seconds to get that sketch.


Power snatches and cleans:  Keep it light.  Keep it right.

3 Responses to “Big Snatch.”

  1. Rickard said

    I actually reads this for motivation.

  2. You are probably getting a lot of google traffic from the phrase “big snatch.”

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