Friday night is olympic lifting night, switching between the clean, and the snatch.
Tonights move, the snatch, always seems to be the more unpopular move, as the slightest error in positioning, converts a beautiful pose into a drunken sprawl: guys with impressive dead-lifts and back squats battle to hold a 20kilo bar in the receiving position ( thats, “over your head”). The balance, coordination, flexibility, accuracy and agility components of the olympic lifts rapidly expose the myths that strength is all you need.
The fitness we at Crossfit London UK want you to develop, demands you combine technical skill with strength. The olympic lifts are a real challenge that is frequently ducked by what we call “strength weaklings”, or those massive inflexible oafs who hide in the unskilled corners of big gyms humping heavy weight until their lack of form sends them to the osteopath with a dose of “bad back:. At Crossfit london, our “big guys” check their egos in at the door and knuckle down and struggle with the olympic lifts: its whats makes them Crossfitters.
Any way, today, we ran through the techniques, then snatched 15 “ish” times, we followed this by 3 x 3 snatch balance, then 3 x 2 snatch high pulls, the 2 x 5 snatch deadlifts… then to satisfy our WOD junkies we introduced the
“Suck it up bitch” Push-up Pleasure Promenade
A simple combination, 30 seconds of as many Push-ups as you can, followed by 30 seconds of rest in the extended,active ( plank?) position x 4: so a maximum of 4 minutes exercise. . Its really fun… ask them