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Olympic Weightlifting is FUN!

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Olympic Weightlifting is FUN!

Melanie Roach cheesin'.

Warm-up: Foam Roll, Shoulder Mobility; 2 Rounds – 400m Run, 15 KB Swings, 10 Ring Rows, 5 Hindus

Power Clean: 3RM; 3×95%; 3×90%

MetCon – Jackie:
1k Row
50 Thrusters (45lbs)
30 Pull-ups

Finisher: Recover legs for tomorrow

We heard a lot of good chatter from the Tatiana video posted last night.  She is a strong young lady with some beautiful form.  Several of you told us how after viewing that video you got lost in a YouTube continuum for the next several minutes watching more Olympic lifting videos.  Others of you watched the video wondering what the big deal was.  And still several more of you asked, “What?  We have a blog?”  Touché.

I think there are very few coaching tools as good as watching the elite Olympic lifters ply their trade during training and competition.  Videos of lifters training obviously give you more reps and often more overall time to watch the athlete.  Watching and then mimicking the best in the world at something rarely goes wrong.  I have barely wiped the afterbirth off of my Olympic lifting career, but I owe a lot of my progression to watching videos of the greats.

One of my two favorite lifters of all time is Pyrros Dimas.  He won gold in three successive Olympics as well as taking bronze after an injury plagued season in 2004.  I am going to give you a video of him training.  Feel free to watch it multiple times and gawk at his ability to power clean over double bodyweight so he can put it in the rack for his front squats.  Or skip ahead to the next video I post.  If my Polish serves me well it is “Sweat Part 1.”  It takes a very special (obsessed (Gerken)) person to sit through and watch all six parts.  And don’t watch them at work when you should be doing work stuff.

Coach ‘so excited to lift tomorrow’ G

By | 2017-04-25T14:38:52+00:00 November 23rd, 2011|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|8 Comments


  1. T-Pain November 23, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Pyrros Dimas

    1. His speed through the middle is pretty good…

    2. Please note, he has a mustache.

  2. Samantha November 23, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Ok, I have watched those and seriously taken them in. As the ultimate visual learner, my question now is can we have “video record your lift” day at CFKT so we can see where our form is in need of work? I seriously love when we break it down (yes, that has 2 meanings).

  3. Coach G November 23, 2011 at 9:51 am

    The camera and tripod have been purchased. We are about to make a Wednesday evening Olympic lifting class a reality.


  4. AG November 23, 2011 at 10:05 am

    @Coach G

    You have just earned yourself another positive Google Review.

  5. cope November 23, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I will be happy to demonstrate the “Here’s how not to” portion of the olympic lifting video!!
    I have that part down. Look forward to the Wednesday Night class. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

  6. Braers November 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Finally, Grant. Ps play wwf.

  7. Samantha November 24, 2011 at 10:10 am

    OMG, that just made me very thankful!

  8. Wayner November 24, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Very exciting! Do you know what time the class will be yet?

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