Warm-up: (20 Double-unders, 10 Reverse hypers, 10 Clapping push-ups) x3, Hip opener stretch
MetCon – 10! For Time:
Power Cleans (155/105lbs)
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