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 […]

Double Kettlebell Clean with Jeff Martone

Now we’re going to do the double clean, the old double clean. So guys, when we start off the double clean, I normally like to set up the kettlebells this way, slightly in front of my toes. Now because you’ve got two kettlebells swinging through, you may need to adjust your stance. For kettlebell lifting, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heaving Snatch Balance

A lot of us struggle with the pulling under the bar and the confidence and the skill of getting underneath the bar and that’s where the skill-transfer exercises really come into play there. And we’re going to do what we call a heaving snatch balance, it’s going to look like a push press into an […]