Thursday 101104

Take 12 minutes to reach a 1RM snatch for the day

Followed by; 

Three position snatch (mid-thigh, knee, ground)
1rep @ 60%, 1rep @ 65%, 2reps @ 70%, 1rep @ 75%

Snatch pull, 3x3reps @ 110% 

Post power snatch loads to comments.

Simon back in Denver and getting after it, welcome home Simon.

Do you ever wonder why we do Olympic lifts like the clean and jerk or the snatch? 

Numerous studies have demonstrated the Olympic lift's unique capacity to develop strength, muscle, power, speed, coordination, vertical leap, muscular endurance, bone strength and the physical capacity to withstand stress.  It's also worth mentioning that the Olympic lifts are the only lifts shown to increase maximum oxygen uptake, the most important marker for cardiovascular fitness.

Sadly, the Olympic lifts are seldom seen in the commercial fitness community because of their inherently complex and technical nature.  CrossFit makes them available to anyone with the patience and persistence to learn.

CrossFit Foundations


The classic video "Heavy Musings" 


  1. Dan Y :

    Love that video! And love me some O lifts.

  2. Nick :

    In case anyone wasn’t able to sign up for the MBS “Earn Your Turkey” event on November 20th…Pat (the guy running the registration) just emailed me and said he opened up a few more slots and that “if I was able to get there by the end of the day” then they’d most likely be able to get me in. I just registered without a problem. good luck.

  3. gerson :

    Thanks Nick and Pat! I just signed up…

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