Virtuoso

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There is no doubt about it. The Olympic Lifts take an incredible amount of technical proficiency to perform efficiently. I like to compare them to learning how to play an instrument. I wouldn’t take much to teach you how to make an instrument to make sound. Blow into it, pluck a string, push a key — Done. In an afternoon, I could probably teach you a basic cord. Same goes with these lifts. You already know how to get a bar from Point A to Point B. To “play a song” with that barbell is a different story. Then, playing that song in tune on tempo is another ballgame. Think about how long it takes to go from learning how to play “Happy Birthday” on the piano to playing “Flight of the Bumblebee“. It takes years and years of practice. It take patience and persistance. And, of course, it takes a good teacher. Keep practicing and soak up as much info as you can.

Be on the look out for our Olympic Lifting Program. Details will be released soon!!

TODAY: WEDS, DEC 18, 2013

FIND 5 REP MAX WIDE STANCE GOOD MORNING

FOR TIME

  • 15 HANDSTAND PUSH UPS
  • 30 BOX JUMPS
  • 60 AIR SQUATS
  • 75 DOUBLE UNDERS

 

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5 Responses to Virtuoso

  1. Dan says:

    This is a great blog post

  2. Candace says:

    This iiiis a great blog post! :) love the analogy!

  3. Elysia says:

    Lloyd wrote this. This just smacks of Lloyd. :) Does it bug anyone else that the met con numbers double each time (15, 30, 60 …) and then goes to 75? It should be 120 double unders!!! (j/k … my OCD is showing …)

    • Rae says:

      Totally. There should be a 45 rep of something in between the 30 and 60 to make it “just right”. ;-)

      • Elysia says:

        Of course, now that we’ve opened our big mouths, whomever programmed that WOD (Nick??) will probably assign us either 45 of “something” or 120 double unders …

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