Comments on “The Cred”

“Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking.”

H.L. Mencken

Thanks to my good friend Chris, of the wonderfully insightful blog, Conditioning Research, for this find.

I’ve sung the praises of the Dumbell Snatch – and of all of its incarnations and variations – many times before; as an example, check out this post from not too long ago. And now, via the blog, Straight to the Bar, (and via Staley Training Systems) comes this interesting take on the (sometimes maligned) exercise, by John A. Peck.

And just who the hell is John A. Peck, you ask?  Well, check out John’s bio, as excerpted from the above-mentioned article:

John A. Peck is the priest of the Eastern Orthodox Church in Prescott, Arizona. A lifting veteran, he finds it an enjoyable way to avoid dying of life-style diseases. John is an adjunct instructor for Tri-City Prep High School (Latin), Yavapai Community College, and Veritas Theological Seminary. He has enjoyed great success in utilizing tiered and measurable physical training in Christian Youth programs. He is a happy husband, father of three sons, and owner of one dog, 13 chickens, and a set of bagpipes. He currently trains at TNT Fitness & Body in Prescott, AZ.

Father John, courtesy of Staley Training Systems

Father John, courtesy of Staley Training Systems

Hey, anyone with that kind of bio – I’m going to sit-up and take notice. And I gotta love his term for the dumbbell snatch — “The Cred” – what a name! I hope he doesn’t mind that I’ve now taken to calling my beloved dumbell snatch that as well.

Anyway, this is a short, to-the-point, though highly insightful, and enjoyable article; thanks again to Chris for sending it my way. Give it a read, and you’ll see that “Father” John is spot-on; The Cred will buy you some serious – and well-deserved — cred in the gym.

In health,

Keith