weightlifting

5 observations from the USA Weightlifting training camp

No Excuses CrossFit hosted USA Weightlifting’s Elite Athlete Training Camp last week. I got to spend a lot of time with the athletes and coaches during the four-day camp. Here’s some of my observations.  1. They do the same drills we do The weightlifters didn’t really do anything I haven’t seen us do in CrossFit

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Weightlifters enjoy company at training camp

For many of America’s top weightlifters, they spend hours alone training at home.  The USA Weightlifting Elite Athlete Training Camp at No Excuses CrossFit was an opportunity to get the athletes out of their home gyms, around their peers, and some in-person coaching.  “For us, we don’t have a national training center. We don’t have

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USA Weightlifting training camp: ‘I thought the vibe was amazing’

You could feel the excitement, and at some points the tension, during Day 3 of the USA Weightlifting Elite Athlete Training Camp at No Excuses CrossFit.  After taking the last two days easy, the weightlifters had some big lifts on Friday.  “Great day today. We had a lot of big lifts,” said Mike Gattone, the

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USAW training camp receives national attention 

The second day of the USA Weightlifting Elite Athlete Training Camp at No Excuses CrossFit brought national coverage. Atlanta-based American news station CNN brought a crew to cover the athletes while they lifted and performed post-workout interviews.  “I think they liked that a lot. CNN is a big coverage for us, I think,” said Mike

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Athletes shake off dust at Day 1 of USAW camp

Day one of the USA Weightlifting Elite Athlete Training Camp kicked off at No Excuses CrossFit on Wednesday. After flying into Atlanta at lunch time, and a short break at their hotel, the athletes got to work.  “They kind of shaked off the dust today,” said Mike Gattone, the Senior Director of Sports Performance and

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