Contralateral Strength Training Effect
Written by Melissa Hurley

Believe it or defy it?

Contralateral strength training is the effect that training one side of the body will increase strength on the opposite side as well. Contralateral training has been around for a very long time but mainly in rehabilitation from injury and not as a regular training methodology. As a surgically repaired athlete, I have witnessed firsthand the beneficial effects of contralateral strength training.

Studies have shown that conditioning the uninvolved side of the body will have a positive effect on the involved side.

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,

Do You Even Know What You’re Doing? Every Movement Has A Purpose!
Written by Sage Burgener

When performing a specific Olympic lifting exercise, it’s natural to want to zone out and just go through the motions. We’re human! Life gets exhausting and we have days where our focus is on just surviving the 10 sets of 3 back squats Sage is obsessed with programming, and/or just getting the volume in rather than focusing in on EVERY single lift of EVERY single set. To be THAT focused-in for 2-3 hours is hard work!

However,

Monday, October 30th starts our next 8-Week Strength Program with Coach Hunter Britt. This is your last chance to focus on strength before the 2018 CrossFit Open season!

We open limited spots each cycle, so get signed up to reserve your spot!

The program includes:

– 8 weeks of a 5-day/week strength programming including video demos of movements.

– Weekly video reviews and feedback from Hunter.

– Primary focus on the squat, deadlift, overhead press and bench press.

– Secondary focus on Olympics Lifts and accessory lifts.