I've been following the World Weightlifting Championships this week and have been amazed at the physical ability of the athletes that are competing. At this point most of the weight categories have already lifted and many new world champions have been crowned. What I find most impressive about this sport is the grace they display when moving hundreds of pounds from ground to overhead. When executed with proper technique the snatch and clean and jerk can look almost effortless. There is something to be said about someone who is so good at their craft that they are able to move like a hot knife through butter even at the apex of competition. Below is a video of Liu Xiajun, a Chinese Olympian, gracefully lifting just shy of 450 pounds during last year's World Championship. Oh yeah, and today's workout is...
30 snatches (135/95)
Posted by Commish