Do your olympic lifts need work?? Olympic lifts train athletes to effectively activate more muscle fibers more rapidly than through any other modality of training. The explosiveness that results from this training is of vital necessity to every sport. Practicing the Olympic lifts teaches one to apply force to muscle groups in proper sequence, i.e., from the center of the body to its extremities (core to extremity). Learning this vital technical lesson benefits all athletes who need to impart force to another person or object as is commonly required in nearly all sports. In addition to learning to impart explosive forces, the clean and jerk and snatch condition the body to receive such forces from another moving body both safely and effectively.
Numerous studies have demonstrated the Olympic lifts unique capacity to develop strength, muscle, power, speed, coordination, vertical leap, muscular endurance, bone strength, and the physical capacity to withstand stress. It is also worth mentioning that the Olympic lifts are the only lifts shown to increase maximum oxygen uptake, the most important marker for cardiovascular fitness.
CrossFit Fenway is hosting an Olympic Lifting workshop on January 22nd lead by Eva Claire Synkowski. They will be covering the snatch from 9 AM to 12 PM and then the clean and jerk from 1 PM to 4 PM. It is $100 for each clinic. If you are interested please email [email protected].
Tonight we will be giving a nutrition lecture at 7:30pm for those that missed the lecture on December 11th. The Paleo Challenge begins this Saturday. There is a sign-up sheet on the desk. Please sign-up if you are planning on participating.
5 Squat Cleans
10 Box Jumps (24/20)
20 Double Unders
Level 3 (135/95)
Level 2 (115/80)
Level 1 (95/65)
ADV (155/105), (28/24)
-30 Double Unders