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Old 10-01-2007, 08:11 AM   #1
Tony Dziepak
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O lifting specialization

I am experienced in Olympic lifting (I wear wooden shoes). My former gym just got rid of their platform and bumper plates, so I quit, but there are no other gyms in the area that have a platform and bumper plates. I wonder how amenable are small CrossFit facilities to persons who want to use the platform, good bar, and bumper plates in a self-directed, mostly O-lifting program? While I respect the CrossFit methodology for general conditioning, many of the hi-rep WODs are not optimal for my specific goals. The pricing structure at my local CrossFit affiliate seems to imply that if I join my local CrossFit affiliate, I can only access their facility through participation in their WOD in a classroom setting. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:26 AM   #2
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Re: O lifting specialization

Talk to the owners of the CF facility. They might let you workout during the slowest hours of the day on your own.

Just ask.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:12 AM   #3
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Re: O lifting specialization

Can you find a spot somewhere to put a platform in your garage or a room in the house? A couple hundred bucks will get you a decent set of bumpers, bar, and build a platform.
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Re: O lifting specialization

A home platform is certainly a consideration when/if we get a new house, but not currently. Are there other affiliates where they have a small crew of O lifting specialists, or those who do other strength-related training, such as highland games, strongman, or weight training for track & field throwing events?
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Re: O lifting specialization

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A home platform is certainly a consideration when/if we get a new house, but not currently. Are there other affiliates where they have a small crew of O lifting specialists, or those who do other strength-related training, such as highland games, strongman, or weight training for track & field throwing events?
I'm not sure, best bet is to look on the main CF page (or the affiliate page) for affiliates in your area, and ask around. Otherwise, start calling tiny storefront gyms in your area, they may be more open to O-lifts
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