CrossFit Liftoff

If you follow CrossFit HQ, you probably saw the announcements for the CrossFit Liftoff recently. This was a weekend-long online, worldwide competition for who could perform the heaviest 1 RM Snatch and 1 RM Clean & Jerk based on body weight. This was unlike a regular lifting competition, however, because it also included a CrossFit workout - a 12 min AMRAP with pull-ups, rowing, box jumps, and OHS. So the strongest person was not necessarily going to be the winner.

If you get a chance to check out the results here, watch some of the submitted videos. I've included one below of 19-year old Sasha Nievas clean and jerking (push jerking!!!) 257 pounds. It is inspiring to watch these lifters crush extremely heavy weights! (She also snatched 202 pounds - no big deal)

When you have watched some of the videos and feel inspired to work on your own lifting technique to get super strong, try out our Primal Barbell Club with Coach Joel on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm and Saturday at 8:30am!

(if you aren't already following, here are the links you need:, @crossfit on Instagram, and CrossFit on Facebook)

Wednesday's Training:

A. E2MOM x 5

5 Back Squats @ 85% of 1 RM, same weight across

B. "Satan's Whiskers"

3 Rounds:

10 C2B Pull-ups

10 Front Squats (165/115)

10 Burpees