Happy New Year, everyone!
This coming Saturday, January 4th, Chris A and myself will be competing in our first USAW sanctioned weightlifting meet. This event will be the culmination of a 10-week training cycle developed for us by Armen. Up until this point my only experience with the clean and jerk and snatch was the occasional 1-rep max or volume work in the context of a CrossFit class. Focusing on these movements and their components for the last two and a half months has drastically changed my perspective on how to properly coach and execute the movements - suffice to say that they are both incredibly complex and require a lot of time and effort to improve on.
The meet is separated by weight classes and each participant will have three attempts at both lifts. We're both hoping to do well and hit some PRs! If you're interested in stopping by our meet here is what you need to know:
What: Team CrossFit Acadamy New Year's Weightlifting Meet
Where: 205 W Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016
When: Geoff - 2:00PM weigh-in, lift at 4:00PM, Chris - 6:00PM weigh-in, lift at 8:00PM
With two-time Olympic gold medalist, Ilya Ilyin - I hope I can lift like him!
Handstand Push ups
Posted by Commish.