Kiara Forman reaches down, grabs the barbell and looks intently in front of her as she mentally prepares for what is about to come.
The 26-year-old pokes her lip out, lets out a barely audible grunt and heaves 71 kilograms (more than 156 pounds) over her head. She lifts a little too quickly, loses her balance and stumbles forward a bit.
"Control that speed," advises her coach, Jason Morstein, watching from across the room. "A little slower on the lift."
Forman tries again and performs a near-perfect snatch — a weightlifting move where the barbell is lifted from the ground to above a person's head in one continuous motion.