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Floor Plan 08.mars.2023

Weightlifting.


“Weightlifting” as opposed to “weight lifting” or “weight training,” refers to the Olympic sport, which includes the clean and jerk and the snatch. Weightlifting, as it is often referred to, develops strength (especially in the hips), speed, and power like no other training modality. It is little known that successful weightlifting requires substantial flexibility. Olympic weightlifters are as flexible as any athlete.


The benefits of weightlifting do not end with strength, speed, power, and flexibility. The clean and jerk and the snatch both develop coordination, agility, accuracy, and balance to no small degree. Both of these lifts are as nuanced and challenging as any movement in all sports. Moderate competency in the Olympic lifts confers added prowess to any sport.


The Olympic lifts are based on the deadlift, clean, squat, and jerk. These movements are the starting point for any serious weight-training program. In fact, they should serve as the core of your resistance training throughout your life.


Why the deadlift, clean, squat, and jerk? Because these movements elicit a profound neuroendocrine response; that is, they alter you hormonally and neurologically. The changes that occur through these movements are essential to athletic development. Most of the development that occurs as a result of exercise is systemic and a direct result of hormonal and neurological changes.


Curls, lateral raises, leg extensions, leg curls, flies, and other bodybuilding movements have no place in a serious strength-and-conditioning program primarily because they have a blunted neuroendocrine response. A distinctive feature of these relatively worthless movements is that they have no functional analog in everyday life and they work only one joint at a time. Compare this to the deadlift, clean, squat, and jerk, which are functional and multi-joint movements.


Start your weightlifting career with the deadlift, clean, squat and jerk then introduce the clean and jerk and snatch. Much of the best weight-training material on the Internet is found on powerlifting sites. Powerlifting is the sport of three lifts: bench press, squat, and deadlift. Powerlifting is a superb start to a lifting program followed later by the more dynamic clean and the jerk and finally the clean and jerk and the snatch.


The movements that we are recommending are very demanding and very athletic. As a result, they have kept athletes interested and intrigued where the typical fare offered in most gyms (bodybuilding movements) typically bores athletes to distraction. Weightlifting is a sport; weight training is not"


A little inspiration from the article "What is Fitness" by Greg Glassman.

A must-read if you want to know more about CrossFit.


We did some weightlifting today in the workout, after a big and quick set of push-ups and ring rows. Spicy combo!



On the highlight-reel of today; TV-Haugaland at the Senior's training. Some serious pain faces on the trigger ball, and ladies hanging out on International Women's Day.





Tomorrow we will be back for another piece of fitness. Hope to see you then.


Sleep tight,

Thaddeus.

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