Michael Wiles: Tips and Advice for Beginning Weightlifting

Michael Wiles is an Actor and Musical Director with many years of experience in the live entertainment industry. He has been a member of the Actors Equity Association for more than fifteen years. He is the Casting Director for a theater company.

A native of Helena, Montana, he grew up involved with a variety of extra-curricular activities, including weightlifting.

Weightlifting is an Olympic sport that comprises of a variety of practices. In Olympic style weightlifting or Olympic Weightlifting, athletes must devout considerable amounts of time fine-tuning their capabilities in one of two variations of the sport; snatch and clean and jerk. Weightlifters must make best-effort attempts to excel in each, and the combined score of their performance in the snatch and clean and jerk equates to their overall score in a body-weight category.

While Olympic weightlifting is perhaps the most visible form of weightlifting in the public sphere, weightlifting is also a very popular activity amongst numerous individuals around the world. If you might be interested in learning how to start weightlifting, the below tips might be worth a glance.

1.       Start Small: Prior to beginning your journey as a weightlifter, it’s advised by Powertochange.com that newbies practice with small steps (both in actual weight as well as lengths of time lifting) before delving into more complicated and tenuous runs.

2.       Pick a Goal: It’s advised that one chooses a specific set of objectives for their weightlifting endeavors before starting their journey with the sport. By knowing whether you’re more interested in bulking up than pursuing the activity as a fitness endeavor, success will be easier to achieve.

To this day, Michael Wiles is keenly passionate about weightlifting.


About Michael Wiles

Michael Wiles lives in Sacramento, California and works in the theatre production industry. He has worked for many years as both an actor and a musical director until he was recently able to take the position he desires most: casting director. As a casting director, he has the opportunity to bring in talent and choose the direction of a production like never before.
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