CrossFit – Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Don’t Worry…They’ll Suffer Too: Competitiveness in Weightlifting

Ever had another lifter blow right by you shortly after they start the sport? Let me give you an example. Let’s say you’ve been training for two years and you’ve got a personal record snatch of 85 kg. You started out snatching 50 kg, and you’ve worked your way up to 85 through sheer effort and determination. You’re proud of yourself because you’ve busted your ass and made a ton of progress.

Then a new person joins your gym. This person walks in like all newbies do, confused and intimidated. You’re one of the veterans, so you have a slight attitude of superiority. Until the newbie snatches 90 kg after six workouts. They haven’t even learned technique yet and they have no idea what the hell they’re doing… and they blast right by your top numbers….

Additional Reading:

Why the Games was Never Part of the Plan (OPINION)