Weightlifting and CrossFit go hand in hand!
The entire women’s podium from The CrossFit Games (Katrin Davidsdottir, Tia-Clair Toomey Crossfit Games Athlete 2015, and Ragnheidur Sara Sigmundsdottir), as well as two time Games Champion Annie Thorisdottir and Thuridur Erla Helgadottir (28th at 2015 CrossFit Games), will be competing at the 2015 IWF World Weightlifting Championships.
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WHY weightlifting? I just want to get in shape!
Weightlifting activates more muscle fibers more rapidly than any other modality of training.
It teaches us to apply force through muscle groups in proper sequence. Try bending the arms early on your pull….We all know how that goes..
Studies have shown that training the Olympic Lifts have the unique capacity to develop strength, muscle power, speed, coordination, muscular endurance, bone strength and the physical capacity to withstand stress.
The Olympic lifts are also shown to increase maximum oxygen uptake in muscle, an important part of improving your cardiovascular fitness.