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Old 12-17-2007, 10:19 AM   #1
Gary Maholm
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Oly fundamentals help.

I'm working on plans for a garage gym. Should be ordering bumpers right after Christmas.

I have a lot of history lifting with equipment that wont be used with crossfit but almost no experience with the Oly lifts.

In the past i have done squats and deadlift but it has been many years.

The other lifts i have never done. I would like to go to an affiliate to get instruction to make sure that im doing them correctly.

Should any affiliate be able to teach me these things? Or are there certain "crossfit certifications" that i need to look for with a trainer/instructor.

I have high expectations and i dont want some clown teaching me things incorrectly.

any advice is welcomed.

thank you
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:41 AM   #2
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Re: Oly fundamentals help.

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I'm working on plans for a garage gym. Should be ordering bumpers right after Christmas.

I have a lot of history lifting with equipment that wont be used with crossfit but almost no experience with the Oly lifts.

In the past i have done squats and deadlift but it has been many years.

The other lifts i have never done. I would like to go to an affiliate to get instruction to make sure that im doing them correctly.

Should any affiliate be able to teach me these things? Or are there certain "crossfit certifications" that i need to look for with a trainer/instructor.

I have high expectations and i dont want some clown teaching me things incorrectly.

any advice is welcomed.

thank you
Don't put the word clown in the same sentence as the word affiliate or CF trainer. Doesn't happen. Big Box/Globo gym different story.

Also check:http://www.msbn.tv/usavision/displayPage.aspx?id=730

for local clubs. W/F/S
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:53 AM   #3
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Re: Oly fundamentals help.

Find a coach. Weekend training won't be there when you develop a new bad habit in a few weeks.
The olympic forum on goheavy.com is frequented by coaches, search out a coach, look here for local places.
Good teammates, coaching can't be replaced for progress, education and fun.
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:15 PM   #4
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Re: Oly fundamentals help.

Get a coach, film the lifts, and play them back in slow motion. It worked wonders for me.
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:37 AM   #5
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Re: Oly fundamentals help.

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Don't put the word clown in the same sentence as the word affiliate or CF trainer. Doesn't happen. Big Box/Globo gym different story.
Yeah, i wouldnt expect to see many but my experience has been that even with the most stringent organizations and certifications, clowns find a way to infiltrate. There are many degrees of clownism. A CF clown is probably still 100 times better than a big box clown though. Think about doctors. They all know more than me...but even some of them were "C" students.

thanks for all of the responses.
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:58 AM   #6
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Re: Oly fundamentals help.

That reminded me of a funny joke.

You know what you call the guy who graduated last in his class in Medical school?

Doctor.


Also, just because someone has affiliated and gone to a cert, that alone doesn't automatically earn them my respect. I imagine a few clowns have gotten through the cracks. Not that I've come across any, but with that many affiliates and trainers, there are bound to be a few, regardless of the quality of the certs and affiliation process.

For oly lifts I would go to a USA WL certified coach, not a CF trainer.
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