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Snatches from competition: 80 84x 84/185lbs - didn't put enough go on the top of the first 84. Pull was feeling super strong but I hadn't snatched this heavy yet since i sprained my back... gauged that weight a bit wrong. A 4/6 day with lots of smiles & some kilos left in the tank to build back up to on snatch 💞 happy girl!
During the pre-show of the CrossFit Liftoff live announcement, 2017 Pan American Weightlifting champion (won gold in the total) and CrossFit Chesapeake affiliate owner Caine Wilkes (@thedragonwilkes) was on-site for a light training exhibition where he worked up to a 200 kg clean and jerk.
Wilkes swept gold at the American Open finals this weekend in the snatch, clean and jerk, and total. #CrossFit#Weightlifting#CrossFitLiftoff
One factor hindering #strength development for #OlympicWeightlifting is always programming #strengthtraining after #weightlifting training. The problem with this approach is that the body or a certain body part will be pre-fatigued going into strength training so it is difficult to reach a new personal best or do enough volume to stimulate adaptation. As a result, strength lifts will often stagnate which makes it difficult to improve on the #snatch and #cleanandjerk, especially if you have solid technique.
In #chineseweightlifting athletes have dedicated strength training sessions that incorporate semi-technical work or #bodybuilding afterwards so that they can increase strength but also train for power development, technique, hypertrophy. During the #mastrength wintercamp we saw a 16yo boy front #squat 170kg at 56kg before moving onward to pulls and other work.
So make sure to have days where you focus on technique but others that focus on strength. For more information on technique and programming, check out upcoming seminars and camps or contact us to host! 🇩🇪 Amberg, GER - Jan 6 @crossfitamberg
🇪🇺 Open for Europe - Jan 12 - 13
❓ Open - Jan 20
🇺🇸 Seattle, WA - Feb 3 @rocketcrossfit
🇺🇸 Las Cruces, NM - Feb 10 @desertdevilcrossfit
🇺🇸 Tuscon, AZ - Feb 17 @telosstrength
❓ Open Feb 24 - Mar 31
🇹🇴 Yverson, SUI - Apr 7 - 8 @urakancrossfit
🇨🇳 Ma Strength Summer Camp, CHN - May 29 - Jun 12
🇧🇷Goiânia, BRA - Jul 6 - 8 @manahaucrossfit
Video credit: @vinsanity656
A massive well done to everyone that took part in the @dubaicreekstriders Half Marathon on Friday. Have a look at photos of the some of the lads as well as some of the @figureof8dubai ladies smashing it!