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Weightlifters qualify for national championships

Weightlifting is becoming more and more popular among the youth every day. Just ask The Gym 24/7 Fitness owner and coach of the Lebanon Barbell Club, Tim Cole, who is helping train youth lifters and getting them prepared for competitions locally and nationally. "In my experience, it has given athletes of other sports something different and challenging to pursue in their offseason while also enhancing their ability in their primary sports, while also introducing a new opportunity to compete for kids who don't play other sports,” he mentioned about the sport. “These kids have grown to appreciate the daily challenge of just them, the barbell, and their work put to the test. Watching their appreciation for the sport's simplicity is the best part of my work days week in and week out.  For more on this story see Friday's LCR.


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