So I decided to go visit my old weightlifting coach at Twin City Barbell's training facility. I talked to him briefly and told him some of my plans both to compete in Olympic Weightlfifting again and possible Power Lifter. He litterally cut me off once he heard the word "Power Lifting" and pretty much told me to go home.
First of all, I always remembered that he has a temper and in intollerant of things, but I had forgotten just how bad he was in that regard.
I guess it is a bummer, because I think he is a great coach, but is really an ******* on the inside. He knows his information, but he is unwilling to give anything in Power Lifting any worth. Basically he calls it "half movements" etc... Does his best to really destroy it.
Oh well, I just thought I would share this with you. I am just sad that some people's mind are so closed that they cut you off if you do not agree 100%
One more thing... He also said "We don't do Bench Press here" with a proud arrogant look on his face and I said "So? Who cares, but many people in Olympic Lifting do Bench Press" He became even more irate and said "I don't care what the hell anyone else does"
Ok, well basically I just left telling him that he may see me in the future whether he likes it or not (in the form of competing).
Bummer... I don't see Power Lifters downtalk Olympic Lifting, but sadly I see it the other way around :-(... Just thought I would share with you all my misfortune.