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:

  1. 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.

As always, give us an honest review and a like on Facebook and don’t hesitate to come in and try us out!

Photos from: BarBend, Pinterest, Ma Strength, Her Campus, Virus.

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Weightlifting Wednesday: Nutrition

“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

Weightlifting Thursday: Gear

“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