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2 Key Exercises To Improve Your Snatch Performance

When you first started CrossFit or weighlifting, you were getting stronger almost every day.

This stagnates tremendously after training for a few years. Bummer! Sometimes it takes months and months just to put another pound on the bar. It can be so frustrating!

Suprfit-Athlete Maurice during his snatching routine
Suprfit-Athlete Maurice during his snatching routine

You may also have noticed, that snatching more often hasn’t really helped you either.

But why is that?

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Hamburg-based Suprfit-Athlete Elli Hachmann during the 2015 Cry Me A River Challenge

3 Exercises To Improve Your Snatch Technique

The Snatch can be one of the most complicated lifts. Some days you might have no misses and one day and miss every single rep. Training technique is vital when it comes to the olympic lifts. Here are a few ways you can improve in the snatch…

Hamburg-based Suprfit-Athlete Elli Hachmann during the 2015 Cry Me A River Challenge
Hamburg-based Suprfit-Athlete Elli Hachmann during the 2015 Cry Me A River Challenge (Photo Credit: Volker Brehme)

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Athlete´s Interview: Hilary Riordan

Now that the dust from the Regionals has settled, we met up with Suprfit-Athlete Hilary Riordan to speak with her about her achievements in 2015 so far and the goals for the rest of the year.

Read here who the likeable athlete from Clonakilty (IRE) sees her own progress and what advice she has for abitious young Crossfit athletes!

Suprfit Athlete Hilary Riordan during this year´s Crossfit Meridian Regionals in Copenhagen
Suprfit Athlete Hilary Riordan during this year´s Crossfit Meridian Regionals in Copenhagen

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Suprfit-Athlete Elli Hachmann

Stress and how it can affect your performance in CrossFit

We know today that we must take care of the body for it to be healthy. No one would ever question whether it’s necessary to brush our teeth every day.We just do it on a daily basis, because we don’t want our teeth to get sick.

Same with our overall health. We don’t just wait to get sick, we proactively cultivate health by getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet and working out regularly.

Physical health seems like something we have down (for the most part).

Where most of us are having trouble, however, is with our emotional and mental health. We underestimate to which degree our mental health directly affects our physical health. Tight muscles, headaches, backpain, high blood pressure and diarrhea are just the tip of the iceberg.

And in sports we often forget how our mental stability affects our physical performance….

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There are more parallels between CrossFit and Yoga than you might think!

Why CrossFit and Yoga are the perfect match!

People say they’re not fit enough for CrossFit just as much as they say they aren’t flexible enough for Yoga. That’s like saying you’re too dirty to take a bath!

We train CrossFit to not “suck at life” as much as we do Yoga to not “get stuck” in life (or our joints, for that matter). And while our body is just the vehicle, our mind is the engine that can make you or break you (literally). Have you ever done a great workout with a negative mindset? Yah, me neither.

Same with Yoga. It’s not what you can do, it’s how you do it that makes you the better Athlete.

You’d think CrossFit and Yoga could not be more opposite. Well, on the outside that may seem so. Looking more closely, however, they have more in common and compliment each other more than you might expect….

There are more parallels between CrossFit and Yoga than you might think!
There are more parallels between CrossFit and Yoga than you might think!

Here are 4 examples of how CrossFit and Yoga make the perfect match:

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