In Classic, Olympic Lifts, Videos

April 01, 2008

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Mike Burgener continues coaching CrossFitter Pat Barber through an Olympic lifting session. Last month, they worked on the snatch, ending with a new personal- record lift for Pat. This month we see how Coach B gets him up to a PR in the clean and jerk as well.

Coach Burgener teaches the snatch, and the clean and jerk and supplemental lifts, at CrossFit's two-day Olympic lifting certification seminars, where you too can get some of what Pat gets here. Just holler, "Yes, Coach!" Watch the "Upcoming CrossFit Events" list on CrossFit.com for dates and locations.

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11 Comments on “Pat's Oly Workout: Clean and Jerk”

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wrote …

I cant say enough about this new Journal format...outstanding! All of this info organized / informative...well done!

Pat is an animal...160lbs throwing all that weight is inspiring to say the least.

Ed

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CROSSFIT ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IVE BEEN TRAINING FOR 25 YEARS AND ALWAYS FOOL HEARTEDLY FOLLOWED BOOKS/MAGAZINES FOR WORKOUTS.IN FEB 2008 I STARTED CROSSFIT AND HAVE WATCHED MY
BODY CHANGE IN MANY FANTASTIC WAYS,A SINCERE THANK YOU TO THE CROSSFIT STAFF
FOR THE GREAT WORK YOU FOLKS DO TO BETTER FITNESS FOR EVERYONE AND FOR FREE TO BOOT,,,CROSSFITTER FOR LIFE ERIC WEGENAST

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This new (relatively for me) on-line journal video format and libray is just another great step that Coach Glassman and Crossfit have come up with, in the continuation of not only purely compelling information but ultimately accessbile and raw inspiration.

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Cody Limbaugh wrote …

That was emotional to watch. I hope in the coming years I can be 1/2 the coach that Mike Burgener is. Elevating great people to new greatness is why I wanted to become a trainer. Crossfit is the best tool I have found yet to teach me to be a better teacher! Thank you so much Coach "B" and Pat for this!-inspiring!

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As far as catching the weight on the shoulders ("getting your elbows around it") what if you are extremely inflexible? With tris parallel to the floor I'm about three inches shy of getting the weight shelved. I've been stretching hard and can't get there. Main problem that I've noticed from not getting the weight on my shoulders and having to support it with my arms is a pain in the elbows. Any advice?

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This was an awesome video. Thanks!!!

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Gregory Fields wrote …

Another crossfit classic great video, I wanted to go workout immediately!!!

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Its one of those videos that makes you want to get lifting!

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replied to comment from Nicholas Fullmer

Release your grip on the catch. You need the hook grip up to and including the second pull. Once you are dropping underneath the bar, you don't need to maintain your grip. When I catch the bar, I only have the tips of my fingers underneath the bar, and sometimes only 3 out of 4 on a hand (no pinkies).

There should be no strain in your elbows as they shouldn't be supporting any weight. All the weight should be on top of your deltoids.

Hope this helps.

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We just did clean and jerks today at my box and watching this video really gives me a reference as to where I am and where I need to be. I think my strength would allow me to do more weight, but my technique doesn't (to date). I look forward to learning more about the O-lifts and this video is very inspiring. It is further evidence of how great coaching can expedite our rate of efficiency. Great video and great job Pat.

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Great video to come back to watch again and again..

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