Like many of us, I was introduced to Olympic lifting by crossfit. After doing crossfit for a year, I had hit a plateau with my lifts and my gymnastics skills. I was doing the strength portion of my boxes programming but it just wasn’t helping me get over that hump. […]
I’m 39 year old CrossFitter, a mother of two (ages 5 and 2), and a lifelong swimmer. I once competed at a collegiate level, back in the late 90s. As a result, my entire shoulder girdle is rotated internally from years of stroking water. Lifting toddlers onto my hip and […]
The majority of Weightlifting coaches and athletes are involved with CrossFit at one level or another. Whether they used to do CrossFit or they’re a CF coach in addition to periodically coaching Weightlifting, the two communities are interconnected. Personally, I got my start in Weightlifting after doing CrossFit for almost 2 […]
CrossFit has opened the doors for those who would have otherwise not found the sport of Weightlifting. The two communities are so close and intertwined that it has naturally developed into what is almost a symbiotic relationship. Almost. As I’ve said time and again, the fact that so many non-conventional gyms […]
Pat (77kg) working up to a heavy single on the snatch at CrossFit 813 in Tampa, FL.
Working out. Exercising. Training. To the average person, these words carry little, if any, significance. To an athlete or coach, these words are as different as black and white. One could argue that they’re just words, but these words mean much more than meets the eye. So, what’s the difference? Let’s start with some […]
Training footage of Team 813 Weightlifting at CrossFit 813 in Tampa, FL featuring Andy (94kg), Jerry (105+kg), Tom (85kg), Ian (77kg), Roman (105kg)
Coach Jon working up to a heavy single on the snatch at CrossFit 813 in Tampa, FL.
Footage of Eduardo working up in weight on the snatch with some behind the scenes coaching and chit-chat.
We’ve all heard it: “You are what you eat.” This simple quote dates back over a hundred years and still gets it’s fair use out of nutrition coaches and experts everywhere. Though, it seems like all you need these days is an internet connection to deem yourself an expert in […]