Monday, July 30, 2012
The 2012 London Summer Olympic Games are in full swing as of Friday, and we’ve already seen some incredible performances. As some of you may have found out in discussing the Games with friends, those who can only associate terms like “Snatch” and “Clean and Jerk” with inappropriate jokes might not get as excited about the weight lifting events as we CrossFitters and Oly Lifting aficionados; but in any case, some pretty cool things have happened already.
Tipping the scales at just over 123lbs, Om Yun Choi of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea became the fifth man in history to lift a total equaling three times his own body-weight. Reaching a total of 293kg (645#), Om hit both a 168kg (371#) Clean and Jerk and a 125kg (276#) Snatch. Some serious numbers for an athlete so small!
Workout of the Day:
A1) Back Squat @ 2020 tempo, 10-10-10-10-10, rest 90 sec
A2) Weighted/Strict Pull Up, 3-3-3-3-3, rest 90 sec
(full depth is a must on these back squats…don’t cheat yourself)
Double Unders – max reps in 10 minutes
(everyone should be doing du’s today unless you have an injury)