CrossFit – Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Grip Training for Weightlifters and Beyond

Specificity is king—that will never change in regards to strength sport. However, in recent years I have consistently found myself championing the importance of general physical strength and its positive effects for the competitive Olympic weightlifter. This is perhaps due to the fact that I primarily work with novice and intermediate trainees who have no past experience with weight training outside of functional fitness classes or individuals who have jumped directly into Olympic weightlifting for sport. These individuals have not built up a significant strength foundation, and simple tasks like holding onto a moving bar or maintaining a sound structure while receiving a lift require more effort than an individual who has actual muscle and structure development on his or her body.

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