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The CrossFit Woodbridge (CFW) Basic Olympic Weightlifting class will significantly improve your strength, endurance, flexibility and confidence when performing the Snatch and Clean and Jerk, as well as performance in all CrossFit movements. The value far outweighs the cost!

  I just completed the CFW Basic Olympic Weightlifting Class run by owner, Dan Broughton. Although I’ve been doing CrossFit at CFW for 18 months, my technique and strength in Olympic weightlifting movements lacked, as I never received any training in these movements prior to January 2014. Although, Dan and his excellent staff of trainers educate and train CFW athletes on these movements during daily workouts, there is not sufficient time to really evaluate, critique, and correct form and technique to the level required.

CFW’s Basic Olympic Weightlifting Class addressed the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk + a number of accessory movements designed to increased strength, flexibility, endurance, and technique. I significantly increased my performance in all of these areas. My Snatch PR 1RM improved from 45 to 105 and my Clean and Jerk PR 1RM improved from 124 to 145. If I had not spent so much energy working up to my PR on the Snatch, I honestly believe my Clean and Jerk PR would have been closer to 165 or higher. 

Regardless, Dan’s focused and experienced coaching significantly improved my lifting techniques. By limiting each session to about 6-8 students, he is able to evaluate, critique, and correct nearly every lift performed by every student. His deep and expansive knowledge of proper weightlifting technique and training really benefit every student if they apply the principles and advice he provides. He runs two sessions per week with each session lasting 1-½ hours. Every student puts in a significant amount of work and effort in each session as they progress through his program. In addition to improving my technique, I found that my overall strength and endurance significantly improved. As I performed other CrossFit workouts, I felt much stronger in all areas, to include cardio. Additionally, Dan outfitted the Strong Side Lifting portion of the CFW box with all of the tools (bars, platforms, color coded competitive weightlifting plates, stackable boxes to change the start location of the lift) required to complete all movements to improve form, technique, and strength.

The value I got from this class far outweighed the cost I paid. I intend to take the Advanced Olympic Weightlifting Class when offered. If you are looking to improve your overall strength, endurance, flexibility, and confidence, I highly recommend taking the Olympic Weightlifting classes at CFW.  

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I started Crossfit after I committed to play division 1 soccer at Old Dominion University in my junior year of high school. I had always considered myself to be athletic until the day I stepped foot into this gym, because to me, running was the only form of exercise I needed to do. The idea of lifting weights was intimidating.

My first day was like anyone’s first day of Crossfit: I used two of the thickest bands possible for pull-ups, had no idea what a “WOD” was, and could barely lift the 35-pound bar off the round. However, as months passed, I found myself getting mentally and physically stronger. On the field I was able to hold off defenders more easily which took my game to a whole new level. Crossfit became one of my favorite parts of my day, because I was actually excited to get better in every aspect of it! Looking back three years ago, I would laugh at the thought of doing pull-ups, rope climbs, and deadlifting over 200 pounds, but now they are everyday accomplishments!

Now that I’m in college and on a team, I have a different workout and lifting regimen to follow, but there is no question in my mind that Crossfit is the best type of workout anyone could get. Whenever I am home for winter and summer breaks, I ALWAYS come back to CFW; but not just to workout. The coaches and encouraging atmosphere are unlike anything someone would find in a Gold’s Gym or LA fitness. The strong support system is the main reason I actually got stronger. Someone is always there to push you to do better. In three years, I gained a healthy addiction to working out, a stress reliever, and most importantly, a community full of people who want you to succeed. Joining Crossfit was one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I will always be a member! (Thank you to the Chapman family for introducing me!)

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