Friday, October 19, 2012

Ronnie Washburn

 Here are two videos of Penn Sports Performance Coach Ronnie Washburn. He actually played defensive line for me at Gardner-Web in 1994.  He was a stone cold killer on the field, raw as hell with a ton of meanness and speed. 

He hurt his neck, rehabbed himself in the weight room, (In his words, "I got my traps and neck so damn big and strong that nothing was going to hurt them ever again), and transferred to Livingstone College where he was an All- American. He then went on to play 9 years of Arena Ball,  then went back to Gardner Webb where he began coaching and finished his degree. 

I ran into him while I was visiting Gardner- Webb last spring and offered him a job with me on the spot.  He is unbelievably strong- fitting right in with Stephen, Cristi and Tracy- and pulls over 600 in the deadlift in every workout. In these videos, he had just done a set of 10 with 405 and then did 405x10 again and then 455x8. 

All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a's for life. Whether its training or your family or your doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.