In CrossFit conditioning workouts, where maximum work is valued over absolute loading, it’s important to utilize technique that allows for that. Sometimes that means you have to change up traditional technique to complete the work goal.
In the traditional “classic clean & jerk”, the goal is to lift the heaviest load from the ground to the shoulders, then from the shoulder to a stable overhead standing position.
In a CrossFit conditioning workout, the most efficient way to satisfy the standard (“ground-to-shoulder-to-overhead”) is to bypass the rest at the shoulders by launching straight into the jerk from the receiving position of the clean.
Try it out!
CrossFit WOD for Friday 8/24
50-40-30-20-10 alternating dumbbell snatches, 50/35lbs
15 burpee box jumps, 24/20″
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Olympic Weightlifting WOD
1x/week athletes: snatch max
2x/week athletes: snatch max on Day 1, clean & jerk on Day 2
3x/week athletes: snatch max on Day 1, clean & jerk max on Day 2, snatch and clean & jerk max on Day 3
strict press max