All about the Clean & Jerk

Tomorrow we will be practicing one of the olympic weightlifting movements we do in CrossFit - the clean & jerk. I've included a video above breaking down the points of performance of the two movements. We include olympic weightlifting in our strength and class workouts because they help us improve on all 10 Physical Skills - Accuracy, Agility, Balance, Coordination, Cardio-Respiratory Endurance, Flexibility, Speed, Stamina, Power, Strength. “They train athletes to effectively activate more muscle fibers, more rapidly than through any other training modality. The explosiveness that results from this training is of vital necessity to every sport.” (CrossFit Foundations, 2006)

Since you all get so much practice with these lifts if you come to class on a regular basis, you should demonstrate your skills by signing up for the Primal Liftoff! Seriously, we want everyone to participate. You don't have to be the best lifter, you just have to want to have fun and try hard! Everyone who signs up gets a swag bag AND bragging rights to all of your friends!

Wednesday's Training:


Every 2 min x 5:

2 Power Clean & Push Jerks

Build to a Heavy Double


"Thunder Dome"

For Time:

20 Clean & Jerks (185/125)