For health or competition

Here are two clips for the standard Olympic lifting movements that are used in weightlifting.

Clean and Jerk movement:

Snatch movement:

I have spent almost two years doing Crossfit 5-6 days a week and it has helped me realize a lot of things about my body. During these few years doing Crossfit I have fallen in love with the weightlifting portion of it and have made the transition to doing Weightlifting programming for the majority of my time spent in the gym…

I have been fortunate enough to avoid injury over the last few years of working out and have been blessed to still be able to do Crossfit without any injuries. I spent many years doing the “bro” workouts inside of the gym without many results & definitely no real use when it comes to just being “fit.” Crossfit definitely opened my mind towards the true reasoning of why I want to workout and be healthy which is why I still try and do metcon’s a few times a week because I genuinely enjoy them…

What I wanted to talk about today is something that took me a LONG time to realize: 5 extra pounds or hitting the programmed percentages is not worth the chance of injury. Yup….. SO often when it came to my training I would push myself as hard as I could and was LUCKY enough to not get injured even though my lack of care with my form put me at an immense risk for injury!

When it comes to just wanting to workout for fun, health, or because you enjoy it we should be more aware of pushing ourselves within normal limits. To attempt to push ourselves past our limits at the risk of serious injury is not worth it!

At the end of the day, we have to ask ourselves if we are training each and every day because we enjoy it or if we are training each and every day because we plan on competing. Once we decide where our hearts lie within these spectrums we can train smarter. 

If you have any questions let me know! There are Crossfit boxes and weightlifting facilities all over the world!


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