Olympic Weightlifting Schedule Additions and FYI


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Coach Catherine working on her Jerk technique in Black Box Barbell Class.

Recently, we’ve made some additions to Crossfit NYC’s Oympic Weightlifting class options. We’ve added classes Sunday at 12pm and Thursday at 5:45am, and will continue to make adjustments to the schedule if there is sufficient demand.

Additionally, these classes have been split into two separate programming tracks:

Wednesday – 12:30PM (28th) / 5:00PM (28th)
Thursday – 5:45AM (28th) / 7:30PM (67th)
Sunday – 12:00PM (28th)

Black Box Barbell:
Sunday – 1:00PM (28th)
Monday through Thursday – 7:10/8:10PM (28th)

Consider OlyWOD as a supplement to your Beginner or Experienced Crossfit training. The focus is on learning both the basics of Olympic weightlifting and new skills, so that you may improve your WOD times, weight lifting, and comfort level with the Olympic lifts. We recommend replacing one of your WODs for the day with this class, instead of doubling up.

This class is open to any member who is familiar with the Snatch, Clean, and Jerk, but has been struggling with learning the movements or is looking to gain a training edge, as Olympic Lifting is seen in nearly half of all “classic” CrossFit WODs. It is strongly suggested that you are proactive about furthering your knowledge of the Olympic lifts if you did not have experience in these complex movements before coming to Crossfit NYC.

Note: You need to complete Post-Elements #1 (Snatch) and Post-Elements #2 (Clean and Jerk) before signing up for OlyWOD if you are a recent graduate of Elements or have been CrossFitting for less than 3 months.

Black Box Barbell is a stand-alone class, and not meant to be done in conjunction with more than the very occasional WOD. There is a clear progression and goal for each training cycle, and individual sessions will not be beneficial to occasional attendees.

The focus in these classes is on improving your results in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk. The movements and progressions used in this class are more advanced and are meant for those who are intimately familiar with the Olympic lifts and their accessory movements. Members are expected to partake in the monthly Mock Meets or an actual Olympic weightlifting competition.

This class is intended for those looking to train exclusively in Olympic lifts and members are required to have Coach Brian’s permission to take the class. The same rules apply for drop-ins.

Interested? Contact Brian@crossfitnyc.com