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Olympic Lifting for Sports

Olympic weightlifting for strength and conditioning and sports in general is not an unheard of or new practice. While I may be biased because working on the Snatch and Clean and Jerk are my absolute favorite things to do, the sport of Olympic Weightlifting has a lot of benefits that roll over to a lot of other sports. Al Vermail was the head strength and conditioning coach for The Chicago Bulls during the Michael Jordan era and he said that in the 90’s and before, Olympic Weightlifting was used a lot in national professional sports and athletes in those days

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Using Your Fitness

In “World Class Fitness in 100 Words”, Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit, stated “regularly learn and play new sports”.  In my opinion, it is the most undervalued piece of the puzzle when it comes to fitness. The reason I believe this is because to me it seems like most of the general population get caught up into CrossFit and getting so good at it that we forget why Glassman came up with it.  Glassman did not come up with CrossFit to create this huge competition to watch freak athletes lift hundreds of pounds or row a marathon. CrossFit was

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Falling Off the Wagon

“I’m dreading going back….its like I’m starting all over again”   You’re right… it is.  And at this very moment, it’s best to just accept it.  We’ve all been there: life, work, family, and/or special occasions are abundantly taking over every part of our lives.  We allow the overwhelming feelings to steer the wheel on all the decisions that we will face in the days, weeks, and sometimes even months to come.   In the process we abandon our routine and the habits that we have implemented to get us somewhere…a goal, a mission that we so excitingly sought out

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