Teen Strength and Conditioning – Free Intro Class
Saturday, February 7th at 11:00am. All Teens welcome.
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In honor of Ali’s 30th birthday:
Ok, just kidding, we’ll do just 10 rounds. But happy birthday Ali! Note: please bring a stop watch or wrist watch to this workout so you can time your minute of rest.
Teens – Train Like a Collegiate Athlete
Lauren Fisher, a CrossFitter through her teen years, has the speed-strength to clean and jerk 213 pounds (disclaimer – she’s probably 20 years old in the video).
Most collegiate athletic programs train the clean. More would train the jerk and the snatch if they had more time and expert Oly coaching. Regardless, they don’t dare let their athletes miss out on the adaptations available through training the Olympic lifts. Most high-school programs use the Olympic lifts in a nonexistent or very limited capacity because of logistical constraints (equipment and time) and technical constraints (experienced coaching). For the high-school athlete, the difference between training the Olympic lifts and not training is profound.
Why does it matter so much? The Olympic lifts uniquely develop speed-strength, the combination of starting strength and explosive strength. This is why Olympic weightlifters can have faster 25 meter sprint times than Olympic high jumpers and Olympic sprinters.