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Ya gotta look good to lift good!

Good squat attire, except I'd like to see a shirt. Amazing poster though.

Good squat attire, except I'd like to see a shirt. Awesome poster though.

Warm-up: (20 Double-unders, 10 Reverse hypers, 10 Clapping push-ups) x3, Hip opener stretch

Squat: 1-1-1

MetCon – 10! For Time:
Power Cleans (155/105lbs)
Chest-to-bar pull-ups
Kettlebell Swings (50/35lbs)

At CrossFit Ktown, we do a lot of Olympic lifting as well as power lifting – if you haven’t already noticed. Not only do we perform these movements within metcons, but we also execute these lifts in isolation to gain strength and power. So what maximizes our potential for these movements? A number of things can help make the most of a lift, the utmost being proper form.

Although, there are smaller factors that can facilitate a good lift as well, one of which is proper attire. When you squat, you want to make sure you are wearing some form of cotton or clothing material that is not going to promote “bar slippage” down the back. The same goes for a jerk. A heavy jerk will be lost if your shirt is slippery and you can’t properly hold the bar in position. What constitutes a slippery shirt, you ask? Usually some form of moisture-wicking fabric or Underarmour.

Also, I have noticed several of you squat in restrictive pants or shorts. If you are doing so then you cannot and will not be able to get into the correct squat position; plus we want to minimize but crack-age during the squat. Simply put, don’t wear those pants or shorts again! I hope you have now been convinced to no longer overlook the proper attire that is so vital to a your lifts.

Fashion for the everyday lifter,
<3 Coach Miss J

By | 2017-04-25T14:40:01+00:00 January 15th, 2010|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|10 Comments


  1. Taylor January 16, 2010 at 7:30 am

    If you don’t wear proper attire, this WILL happen to you…


  2. Brandon January 16, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I saw this on a shirt once.

    Also, that chick is way hot except for the extra 10lbs per thigh…

  3. Shane January 16, 2010 at 9:44 am

    The legs are sexy imo and ya I had to do squats in pants the other month and I was surprised my pants didn’t rip in two with going below parallel. Luckily I haven’t had to do that again next time I might not be so lucky oO

  4. Coach G January 16, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Ah, Taylor, I was thinking this was going to be the lift where he disclocates both wrists because he didn’t get his elbows through. I was glad to hear the Allstate guy’s voice. I don’t think I would want to watch the missed lift.

    Her thighs are fantastic, Brandon…you’re just mad that hers are bigger than yours.

  5. Becca January 18, 2010 at 5:34 am

    This Girl is quit the looker!! I have really improved and I am a lot stronger! I have not felt this strong ever. I do not think I will ever go back to my boring runs. I am impressed with everything I have experienced BUT I have not yet graduated to a T-shirtless workout. Maybe it is not because you guys are doing an awesome job it is my sense of_____, well just maybe I have sense…Just kidding. I LOVE CROSSFIT!!!!

  6. Miss J January 18, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Haha Becca, we love you! We are so glad you have come to love CrossFit and really bring that intensity to a workout. You have come leaps and bounds since beginning with us and it will be awesome to continually watch your progress. By the way, I am so happy you made a post!!!

  7. James January 18, 2010 at 8:34 am

    I dont know, that pic looks a little modified or she is taking something extra to get legs like that. Either way she’s got nothing on my wonder woman Rachael.

  8. Jeff January 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    She should use those thighs to squat down and make that bed.

  9. Taylor January 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    you’re a smart man James…hahaha

  10. Coach G January 18, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Jeff, you are correct.

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