There are 5 weightlifters that a Victory Kid athlete should know. These weightlifters are in no particular order and they are chosen for differences in technique as well as accessibility on the internet.
A good combination of learning comes from watching weightlifters who lift well (they need a strong social media presence and a lot of content on YouTube) and studying the resources that are in good standing with the sport (think USAW and some CrossFit Specialty Courses).
In no particular order:
- Clarence Kennedy.
2. Pyrros Dimas
3. Lu Xiaojun
4. Mattie Rogers
5. Colin Burns
These are the weightlifters I have learned from over the few years that I have been coaching and weightlifting. They have been incredibly influential not only by their technique, but their dedication and passion for the sport of weightlifting.
I encourage you to look into these athletes yourself to see how lifts most like you and how their prowess can benefit you.
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Photos from: BarBend, Pinterest, Ma Strength, Her Campus, Virus.
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“As far as nutrition goes for weightlifting, it doesn’t have to be different than the one we would prescribe for any CrossFitter: meats, veggies, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar. ” – Coach Mike
CrossFit had always peaked my interest, but I kept thinking that I wasn’t strong enough.
Because my parents were always overweight, I just assumed that was the way I should accept I would turn out because I had poor genes.
“Ideally, with this equipment we are using it once we get close to a competition or scheduled max out in order for us to get used to that gear and what it does to our body. We are trying to peak at the right time with our strength and have all aspects dialed in. ” -Coach Mike
I have tried many fun fitness activities over the years (after I finally got the motivation to get off the couch and cigarettes!)
“Better mobility in the squat and overhead position leads to safer and improved technique; and improved technique leads to heavier lifts.” -Coach Mike
I’ve trained for couple of half marathons, run, and I’d hit my goal. Post-race, I’d lose the spunk and go back to living my life.
I like to play— I could play almost any competitive group activity for hours. I think that’s one of the reasons I have enjoyed CrossFit so much.
My brain fog and sluggishness are now a thing of the past and I’m more fit than ever.
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. We make it a priority here at Victory Kid Barbell, and Friction CrossFit…” -Coach Mike