Ed Coan looked me in the eye and said

Wait! Do you mean the legendary Ed Coan aka the G.O.A.T.?

Yup absolutely!

It’s not like me and Ed hang out together.

He ran a Powerlifting Workshop hosted by my buddy at CrossFit Havoc.

I’m telling you the lifters who came were very well-known in this area, wow!

I think I was the smallest and oldest guy there. Ed decided to call me Pop.

The workshop was long and tough,but it was great!

Ed circulated through the crowd and coached each person as best he could considering the number of people there.

One of the last things we did that day was deadlifts.

Ed saw me miss a deadlift, which was 10 lbs less than my all time PR.

They threw 20 lbs on the bar and it was my turn again, and Ed walked over to me. He looked me in the eye and told me missing this lift was not an option and that he would help me.

I had know idea what he meant by that, but I found out real quick.

I grabbed the bar and he got down eye level with and grabbed the bar with an overhand grip (one hand and at arm’s length)

He never broke the eye lockwith me and as I pulled all the way to the top.

Crazy! I had just lifted 10 pounds more than my best deadlift ever!

I guess when Ed Coan tells you you better not miss the lift than you better not!

What I learned that day was like gold.

Never stop learning, ever.

Coach D (941)228-8341

4463 Ashton Rd., Unit-C, Sarasota, Florida 34235

Published by ironcave1

I was the owner of the Cave, a strength-based, veteran-owned, unconventional coaching facility, which closed on May 31, 2022 after almost 12 years. My full focus is now on bringing our steelclub and mace training called Mace Fit out to the public. Follow us at http://macefit.com and @2slingsteel.

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