Jump Hard Not High
Written by Sage Burgener

I think if I were forced to name my single most favorite aspect of Olympic Weightlifting, it would be the element of speed that is required for obtaining a heavy snatch and clean and jerk.

Generally, when people think about lifting heavy weight, they think of squatting and deadlifting. Squatting and deadlifting are amazing! I LOVE them! They’re two beautiful movements that require some technique and a ton of strength. However, they don’t require much speed.

Olympic Weightlifting is unique and special in that strength is amazing and useful and great to have,

Jump Hard Not High
Written by Sage Burgener

I think if I were forced to name my single most favorite aspect of Olympic Weightlifting, it would be the element of speed that is required for obtaining a heavy snatch and clean and jerk.

Generally, when people think about lifting heavy weight, they think of squatting and deadlifting. Squatting and deadlifting are amazing!! I LOVE them! They’re two beautiful movements that require some technique and a ton of strength. However, they don’t require much speed.

Olympic Weightlifting is unique and special in that strength is amazing and useful and great to have,

Necessary Accessory
Written by Invictus Athlete Josh Littauer

As a coach, I often hear athletes say things like, “Well, I just need to get stronger,” or “I really need to have a more solid squat,” or “I just wish I could do pull-ups.” Every CrossFitter has a movement or skill that feels just out of reach and when it surfaces in a workout, it serves as that nagging reminder of something you badly want to master, but just haven’t yet. It’s the carrot dangling right in front of the proverbial horse.

We’ve been talking about what it means to own your fitness,