All right, let’s start with some info. During this workout at CrossFit Nultien the focus lies on the Snatch and Clean & Jerk, just like in Olympic weightlifting as a competitive sport.
– Snatch: the barbell must be placed above your head in one smooth motion.
– Clean & Jerk: the barbell must first be pulled upwards so that you can catch it on your shoulders/top of your chest. Then it must be raised explosively over your head.
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Push it like Popeye
Besides that it’s extremely cool to say you’re doing Olympic lifts, it good for your body as well. Obviously for your muscles, first of all. But these exercises are also very good as strength training for other sports. To give you an idea; you get a better posture, a strong and straight back, you improve your speed, concentration, general fitness, coordination, explosive power and you develop more willpower. And believe us, you’re going to need that. Because it may be a workout for beginners, it is certainly not for pussies. Thís workout is, though.