If you're really serious about being a games competitor, look to places like OPT, Outlaw, and Invictus. They routinely send people to regionals and the games. Look at how they train their athletes and emulate that. Heck, send James Fitzgerald, Rudy Nielson, or CJ Martin an email and see what they have to say.
Having never done any olympic lifting is going to be a huge problem. At a minimum you're going to need to be able to snatch around 250# and CJ 300# to be competitive. Sound like you're strong enough, so I'd go out and find a proper olympic lifting coach. Good luck
I used to go to Rudy's gym. He's a great guy and a fountain of knowledge. Would definitely be a good person to talk to. I would also recommend Jeff Tincher (not sure about last name spelling) at Crossfit Fairfax, in Fairfax, VA. Super smart, placed in the CF games while in his 40's, and very friendly.
Well Davey, let's talk about that, since I'm not interested in talking about CrossFit. This term, "homophobia." Are people that do not approve of homosexuality actually afraid of it?
Often, yes. It's more the vehemence of the response that is telling. If one understands homosexuality as one orientation along a natural spectrum of possible orientations toward sexual attraction, then it's difficult to understand why one would go to such lengths to denigrate it and even attempt to violently suppress its expression in others. Those who do the latter appear to feel threatened by its mere existence in others. "Feeling threatened" and "being afraid of" are fairly synonymous in common English usage.
Now you use the much less provocative phrase "do not approve of" in an attempt to lend sentiments of intolerance toward homosexuality a more dispassionate air - but what would you say of someone who "does not approve of" someone else's race or gender or eye color - or Texas accent, for that matter? "Not approving of" only makes sense with respect to behaviors that are elected and can be changed (OK, so Texas accent is maybe not the best example) - "not approving of" something about someone else that is unalterable - and that in no way involves you - must have some more emotional basis, and some sort of "fear" or "feeling of being threatened" seems a reasonable inference.
The perfect public school/university response. Please explain how it is normal/natural/"genetic" to be attracted to something along a natural spectrum, but it is somehow not normal/natural/"genetic" to be disgusted by it.