Julian Hurt – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS boys weightlifting conditioning is beginning. Many members find the conditioning extremely hard and intense.

Sophomore weightlifter Zach Busby stated, “After school, weightlifting is the hardest workout you’ll ever do. The coach and your peers push you harder than you would ever go by yourself.”

Sophomore Sami Benghuzzi agreed, “Weightlifting is crazy hard and if you’re not used to it you’ll definitely throw up. But, after some hard work and dedication you start to keep up with the intense exercises.”

While the coach understands when you have to miss a practice, it can be tough to make up for lost time. Benghuzzi commented, “Never miss lifts, especially legs. It will set you behind so much.”

It seems as if there is very little room for mistakes for the LRHS weightlifting team. However, the members are very dedicated to their sport. For Benghuzzi, family plays a large role in his love for weightlifting, “Competing with my brothers during competitions makes it all worth it.”

Busby said, “It seems like enough work to kill you, but after staying dedicated to the program for a while I’ve definitely gotten a lot bigger and stronger and more confident in my body and weightlifting skills.”

With any team, there is always room for improvement. Benghuzzi said, “As a team we need to push each other more and get even stronger and build more muscle than last year. Personally, I need to work on my bench.”

Benghuzzi said he’s ready for an exciting season.

“I can’t wait to be consistently working out with my friends again,” he said. “The thing I’m looking forward to this season is improving my strength.”

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