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“I grew as an athlete,” Schneider said. “It’s made me better.”
This spring she took two semesters of Weight Fit and has continued to improve her speed and strength. She’s grown to love the feeling she gets after a good workout.
“My favorite exercise is the hang clean even if it makes my whole body hurt all over,” Schneider said.
Most students arrive at Weight Fit without much knowledge or experience in the weight room. That’s how Lee likes it. He and his fellow teacher, Frank Campbell, can show the students proper weight lifting techniques.
“We don’t have to break them out of bad habits,” Lee said.
To make the Indians faster, Weight Fit puts an emphasis on speed and velocity training with plyometrics and sprinting.
The best days are speed testing days. The students sprint a short distance to see what their personal best speed is in miles per hour. Once you hit 20 mph you get a bracelet. The bracelets are color coded and with each mile per hour you add you get another one.
The most coveted bracelet is when someone hits 24 miles per hour. It’s gold and, it turns out, quite rare. Hanson is currently the only student at Mascoutah walking the halls with the gold 24 mph bracelet around his wrist.