Weekend – December 13-14, 2008

Weekend – December 13-14, 2008

It’s the end of the semester, and despite the typical, anticipated nonsense of higher education, Melody just had emergency hand surgery (a cautionary tale; take care of your calluses, people). And me, well, a semester of bioethics has left me as misanthropic as ever. We think it’s time to have some fun. So, check the volume on your computer, and then watch the video above. But before you open it, here is some context:

Aimee Anaya is a national champion (2007) Olympic weightlifter. She weighs about 135 pounds; she snatches near 88 kilograms (194 pounds) and clean and jerks over 108 kilograms (238 pounds). Earlier this year, Aimee suffered a back and hip injury that kept her out of the 2008 National Championships. Aimee’s fiancee, Greg Everett, is also featured in the video. He authored and recently released the authority on Olympic weightlifting—Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches. He is also Aimee’s coach.

That part is true. The rest, well—please enjoy.

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