lengthy lifting rant follows
had a new lifter come in today, first thing she did was confidently tell my coach that she's proficient in the lifts, just looking to iron out some techique issues as she's a trainer herself or some shit. Coach then proceeds to give her a bar and some technique plates to warm up and as it turns out she
OHSs like a fucking hawk
does not know that the OLs don't involve jumping off the platform with the barbell
now at this point I already had my doubts, but nonetheless inquired and sure enough she was a crossfitter. Coincidentally she had been on a 3 month oly course (yes, 3 whole months lol) at the local xfit box, paid her tits off for that and been told by the trainers that she had excellent technique. This was also the course I considered when I was starting out last september... thank fuck I did my homework and chose a place that actually produces national level lifters.
first I thought this girl had some nerve telling people she's a good lifter, but then I realized that it's not her fault. It's the shitty fucking coaches who taught her the wrong things, then said they were the correct way to go about things.. it sucks, for one because learned bad technique is EXTREMELY hard to shake in oly.
It's one thing to be involved in a niche sport, but it really sucks when it gets shat on like this.
e. also my rehbands smell like death no matter how hard I wash them
Edited by Lagrangian - 3/17/12 at 10:57am