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Analyzing the 94s

By Chad Vaughn, Casey Burgener and Tony Budding

In Olympic Lifts, Videos

October 12, 2010

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At the recent CrossFit-USAW Open in Colorado Springs, Colo., a host of elite athletes and coaches donned headsets at the broadcast table to break down what was happening on the platform.

During the 94-kg men’s clean and jerk, top American lifters Casey Burgener and Chad Vaughn joined Tony Budding to critique competitors including CrossFit Games athletes Peter Egyed and D.J. Wickham as they contested the clean and jerk.

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Analyzing the 105s

By Mike Burgener, Kendrick Farris and Tony Budding

In Olympic Lifts, Videos

October 08, 2010

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“I’m lovin’ this idea … It’s only going to bring more exposure to weightlifting, and I think it’s going to be great for both sports.”

If anyone is skeptical about a CrossFit-USAW partnership, it isn’t Kendrick Farris.

Farris, who finished eighth in the 85-kg class at the Beijing Olympics, was on hand at the recent CrossFit-USAW Open in Colorado Springs, Colo., and he was impressed with the event and its participants. Also wearing a headset for the… Continue Reading

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New Friends

By Mike Warkentin

In Competition, Olympic Lifts

October 04, 2010

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The first CrossFit-USAW Open is a hit with Oly lifters and CrossFitters alike. Mike Warkentin reports.

On Day 3 of the CrossFit-USAW Open in Colorado Springs, Coach Greg Glassman was standing in the back looking out over the indoor tennis courts at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

On his right, a crowd of CrossFitters in singlets were warming up on Oly platforms. On his left, a pack of bare-chested men were attacking a CrossFit triplet featuring squat cleans… Continue Reading

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Light Weight?

By Mike Warkentin

In Competition, Olympic Lifts

October 02, 2010

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Day 2 of the CrossFit-USAW Open featured a host of great moments, including a weightlifting showcase by Olympian and Pan Am Games gold medalist Chad Vaughn.

Today’s sessions featured the 63- and 69-kg women, as well as the 77-, 85- and 94-kg men.

Watch the final sessions live online tomorrow at live.CrossFit.com.

For complete results, visit the USAW website.

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Mile-High Hybrid

By Mike Warkentin

In Competition, Olympic Lifts

October 01, 2010

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Day 1 of the CrossFit-USAW Open is in the books, marking the first time an official Olympic-lifting meet has been paired with a CrossFit workout.

Find out what top athletes and coaches including Chris Spealler and Natalie Burgener had to say about the groundbreaking event in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Watch the rest of the event live online at live.CrossFit.com.

For complete Day 1 results, visit the USAW website.

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CrossFit Radio Episode 139

By Justin Judkins

In Competition, Olympic Lifts, Radio

September 29, 2010

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On Episode 139 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed Heather Bergeron, who placed eighth at the 2010 CrossFit Games, and former pro-baseball player Dave Lipson. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010.

2:15 Heather Bergeron came on the show to talk about her preparations for the CrossFit-USAW Open competition that’s taking place Oct. 1-3 in Colorado. Bergeron commented… Continue Reading

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In Olympic Lifts, Videos

September 24, 2010

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At a recent certification, Nadia Shatila and Dave Lipson had an opportunity to work one-on-one with Olympic-lifting coach Mike Burgener.

As an HQ trainer, Shatila regularly teaches new CrossFitters the snatch but doesn’t always get the opportunity to work on her own lift. Lipson (215 lb., 6’0”) can move large loads like no other (think deadlift well over 650 lb. and a 335-lb. overhead… Continue Reading

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In Olympic Lifts

September 22, 2010

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You only get six chances to make a lift at an Oly meet. Bob Takano details how coaches and athletes can prepare to get optimal results on the platform.

An athlete’s first weightlifting meet is often a hugely memorable event with emotions ranging from ecstatic euphoria all the way to sheer terror. In most cases this first meet will go a long way toward establishing the nature of the athlete’s competitive character, and so it… Continue Reading

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