Olympic Lifting|Clean And Jerk

Featherlight Tights , Cool Racerback Tank, Nike Romaleo II I had a great class yesterday, although I didn’t hit my max Clean and Jerk lift and I dropped the bar a few times. I was having issues committing to catching the bar after a while and I chalked it up to feeling fatigued, so I lowered my weight and worked at…
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Olympic Lifting|Snatch

The snatch lift is a lift that is full of adversity. One wrong move, or slightly off position and the bar is quick to remind you in the form of gravity and negativity that you are wrong.  Your best teacher is pain. It’s feedback telling you to try that again and do it right this time. But you are human…
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Olympic Lifting |Clean And Jerk

Today’s class was Clean and Jerks. We did a lot of technical work on Tuesday on the jerk part of the lift which is technically more difficult, so today was mostly power clean and jerk, and not too heavy. Power means that you are not catching the bar in a deeper full squat but you are catching it higher and…
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Olympic Lifting |Snatch

Snatch Day! This was last Saturday doing a light day of snatch drills. I think the highest I ever got this day was 20% away from max. I do olympic weightlifting twice a week and the lifts rotate. One week is Clean and Jerks for Tuesdays and Saturdays, then the following week is Snatch for Tuesdays and Saturdays. The way…
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A Lifting PR in Olympic Lifting!

Please forgive me this humblebrag post but I’ve had a bit of a momentous PR in my olympic lifting class and I’m so proud of myself and wanted to share.  Besides Crossfit, I’ve also been doing Olympic lifting classes twice a week since last October with a Canadian national team olympic lifting coach. I’ve done this weight before in a…
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