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There will come a time in a weightlifter’s career where...

There will come a time in a weightlifter’s career where their lifts start to stall and PRs are fewer and far between. Welcome to Intermediate Land — where you snatch, snatch and snatch some more for maybe a kilo or two of improvement every now and then. Improving technique, increasing volume, and adjusting intensity are all ways to manipulate a program to further enhance physiological adaptations and promote positive stress, but this all takes time and a basic knowledge of periodization to tweak properly. So how does one still learning the ropes of proper programming punch through the walls of plateaus?

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I’ve always said gymnasts make the best weightlifters. My...

I’ve always said gymnasts make the best weightlifters. My friend @carlpaoli practicing his snatch.

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Not only is she the Fittest Woman on Earth, Annie Thorisdottir...

Not only is she the Fittest Woman on Earth, Annie Thorisdottir (@icelandannie) has the smile of a winner! Such a treat to have Annie hanging out and training with us this week.

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Back to some basics today! It is my experience that most of the...

Back to some basics today! It is my experience that most of the athletes coming to me for technique tune-ups have their grip in closer than where I’d like to see them. This is understandable because the closer grip is a stronger grip and feels more stable overhead.

If performance is your aim, however, then having the grip positioned so the bar can hang at the proper level will allow for quicker transitions and better leveraging.

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CrossFit Games Open WOD 13.213.2 is in the house with some...

CrossFit Games Open WOD 13.2

13.2 is in the house with some metabolic spiciness! We’ve got a crazy stack of some shoulders to overhead, deadlifts, and box jumps. The catch? The weights are super light and the workout is only 10min long. What will separate the best from the rest won’t be their motor, their lungs or their strength. It’s going to be all about movement efficiency and timing in transition. Keep these pointers in mind for better efficiency to carry you through the WOD:

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