CrossFit Liftoff: Event 1–Snatch

For Event 1 of the 2015 CrossFit Liftoff, powered by Rogue, athletes will be performing a 1-rep-max snatch. Prior to the lift, the athlete must state the password and weight to be lifted to the camera. Password is Houston, this is an attempt at 235. For the snatch, the athlete must bring the bar from […]

The Hook Grip with Stephane Rochet

Olympic weightlifters always use the hook grip on the bar and every time I pull off the ground, even deadlifting, I like to use a hook grip. Basically, I get my grip spacing here, I wrap my thumb around the bar and then these fingers go around that thumb right there. And then the rest […]

Head Movement for the Jerk with Chad Vaughn

So, we’re talking about head movement here, and no matter how you move your head, you need to move it out of the way at least a little bit so the bar can go straighter, right? You’ve got to get it out of the way and what I see whether they’re trying to use this […]

Free Laughs at CrossFit Black Five

Laughter. How long have you and Craig been together? In a relationship? Three months. Official. Facebook official. [music playing] It’s not absolutely necessary to come to breakfast with your wrist wraps on by the way. You never know. I could get an injury drinking my coffee. Of all the pictures of anything, look at his […]

Crazy-Time Power Cleans With Jesse Ward

He’s gonna give us just the garden-variety demonstration of the power clean. It’s pretty rad, let me have it. And go for it. Zero instruction. That’s OK, that’s OK. I like it. That’s OK. Because what he did was the right thing. The bar went from where to where? From the ground to shoulder. What […]

What Are Your Goals for 2016?

Most people set their goals at the start of the year, but as Games athletes, we have our goals ready as soon as the last Games finishes. I knew what my goals were for 2016 as soon as the Games were done. Get better—physically, mentally—and make it to the CrossFit Games. My goals for 2016 […]

The Muscle Snatch

All right, third step we’re going to go is a muscle snatch. We call it a muscle snatch because rather than pulling under the bar, we’re pulling the bar up. Some great things for the beginner first learning this is they learn proper bar path. For the intermediate/advanced lifter, they’re working on strengthening their turnover, […]

Fixing the Push Press with Doug Zakaras

Let’s what him do three, get set I want you guys to watch the speed of the movement, tell me if it’s quick. Ready and go. Reset. Was that fast? Did he pause at the bottom? That’s what you’d be looking for. Ready and go. Reset. Now watch the timing of the press. Why don’t […]

Snatch: 2017 Liftoff

For event 1 of the 2017 CrosFit Liftoff, powered by Rogue, athletes we’ll be performing a 1-rep-max snatch. Prior to the lift, the athlete must state the password and weight to be lifted to the camera. Athletes may start with the barbell loaded and ready for the lift. The minimum weight increase allowed is 1 […]

Mobility Comes First with Coach Burgener

Now squat. No hook grip. Now squat, now press. OK, stay down there. Bring it down. Now bring me your elbows forward. Now press. Do it again. Bring me your elbows forward. And down. OK, bring me your elbows forward. And stand. And put it down. That’s a great exercise. I put them in that […]