Thanks to the efforts of Leo and the generosity of the Olympic Training Center, I will be flying out tomorrow morning to Colorado Springs to train with USAW head coach Zygmunt Smalcerz for a week! This is an amazing opportunity to train with some of the best lifters in the U.S. as well as to learn from the former Polish national team head coach and Olympic champion. It is also a tremendous honor to be accepted by the OTC as a guest athlete, and I am gearing up to make the most of this opportunity!

I will take the earliest flight I can Saturday so I arrive in time for the afternoon workout, after which I will have a day off before we really get after it. I am told we will be lifting twice a day Monday-Saturday plus an extra 7:30am stretch warmup. Having access to all the food and recovery tools as well as such elite coaching will hopefully make this one of the most effective training weeks I have ever had, and I plan to pick Zygmunt's brain on everything from technique to weight cutting. Maybe I'll even get to watch a wrestling practice or two!

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