Catalyst Athletics is a fantastic Olympic Lifting gym located in Sunnyvale, CA. It's owned by Aimee Anaya and Greg Everett, two excellent Olympic lifting Athletes and Coaches. Greg Everett literally wrote the book on Olympic Lifting and Aimee is a National Champion- only two of their many accolades. These guys definitely know there stuff which is why I'm super excited to have the opportunity to make Saturday's my olifting days with Greg and Aimee.
It's quite a bit different from your typical CrossFit day. It takes a few reps to get used to the fact that you will complete 1 lift, and then rest about 5 minutes before completing the next. But the results speak for themselves. I feel like my form is getting better each time, and I'm definitely getting stronger: Today I PR'd on both Snatch and Front Squat.
Here's what the day looked like (all numbers are in Kilo's):
Clean and Jerk
*I started to get worn out but I know I'll get it next time. My PR is 183.
I'm definitely looking forward to next Saturday. You can check out Catalyst Athletics at www.cathletics.com or click on the Catalyst Athletics link to the right.