Posts in: OLYMPIC Weightlifting

Strength, Stamina, and Endurance in Olympic Lifting

Posted by: Kari

  Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, December 4, 2013 To perform multiple power cleans at a heavy weight we must break through our kinesthetic habit that likes to lift and then dump because it’s easier, and embrace our ability to just hold on to a little bit longer.  Watch as SICFITER Christopher Gartell performs three [...]
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‘Hang’ In There!

Posted by: Kari

Programming for Friday, November 8, 2013 Olympic lifts don’t always have to come from the ground. In fact, working from the hang position is a great way to drill your technique and get stronger. WARMUP Run/row 2 big laps + down/up dog STRENGTH Hang power clean 5.4.3.2.1 Behind the neck push press 2×5 3×3 5×1 [...]
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Thrusters Pack the Punch

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Thursday, November 7, 2013 Thrusters in-and-of themselves are quite the daunting task. Add to them the additional requirement that each set is going to get heavier and heavier… well, thats enough to make even the strongest of the strong desperate for a little inspiration. Well SICFIT Scottsdale has got ya’ covered, and [...]
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Air Squats, Wall Balls, and Arithmetic.

Posted by: Kari

Programming for Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Today’s workout will challenge you physically, mentally, and arithmetically. This AMRAP requires more than  just keeping track of rounds — it demands multiplication! But don’t worry, no need to whip out the times-table flash cards, we’ll only be working in multiples of three. But don’t be fooled by the [...]
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Lifting with Grace

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Saturday, September 28, 2013 When executed with patience, poise, and balance, the two most ballistic movements we perform — the clean and snatch — appear graceful and effortless. In a sense, the effort in these olympic lifts comes much before the actual lift itself. It comes from the discipline to practice them [...]
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Go Heavy or Go Home

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Friday, September 13, 2013 Lifting heavy is a relative concept. What is heavy for one athlete would not be an appropriate weight for another. Additionally, what is heavy for the same athlete can fluctuate form day to day, week to week, and year to year. Let us resolve ourselves today to find [...]
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Barbell Respect

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Tuesday, September 10, 2013 There is a certain respect one must have when approaching a barbell. It is a kind of salute to the power it possess and the power it demands. The barbell accepts only so much manipulation. The key to directing it’s its path is rather to manipulate your own [...]
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United States Weightlifting Certification

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CrossFit Scottsdale is hosting the USAW Olympic Lifting Certification on August 17th and 18th. If you are interested in becoming Olympic lifting certified, please visit this link to register through USAW and sign up at CrossFit Scottsdale. Take advantage of this certification and become more efficient in your Olympic Lifting skills. Classes at CrossFit Scottsdale [...]
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Making Good Form a Good Habit

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Friday, July 19, 2013 Being able to move a heavy load from a stationary position on the ground to above your head is a skill that can empower your life. The most efficient way to perform such a task is none other than the infamous snatch. One of the most technical movements [...]
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