“Typically the world’s best athletes are minimalists when it comes to their training. They work hard and fast with few exercises. They master the fundamentals and work them for years. This is the secret that no one wants to hear.”
Greg Glassman, Founder CrossFit, Inc
The Olympic lifts are a staple in the world of CrossFit. These lifts require a combination of strength, coordination, explosiveness, mobility and stability that is not seen in any other exercise. When performed properly, these lifts are unparalleled in their ability to build explosive power that translates to athletic performance.
If you want to take your training to the next level, we highly recommend you join the Barbell Club at CrossFit Tao. Coached by Brandon Long, a certified USAW Weightlifting coach, this class is dedicated to breaking down the lifts with a top down approach, working on progressions and athlete mobility giving you the tools to become a better athlete.
The Bottom Line
Our barbell club is a place for you to focus on the techniques and work your assistance exercises. Dedication to the clean, the jerk, and the snatch will translate to increased athletic performance in the WODs and in competitions.