THE ARMS BEND–THE POWER ENDS!!!

The Burgener warm-up consists of six different sequences that are important for learning to perform the Olympic lifts. The Burgener warm-up is performed with a length of PVC pipe or a dowel and specifically trains the second and third pulls of the snatch. Repetition of these six sequences with little or no weight conditions the body to move properly through the power phases of the snatch and the clean and jerk.


The essence of the Olympic lifts is creating momentum and elevation on the barbell through a range of motion that begins at the floor and finishes with the bar overhead (in the snatch and the jerk) or racked at the shoulders (in the clean). I recommend incorporating the Burgener warm-up into your daily routine regardless of the workout. It is remarkably effective at teaching and reinforcing the basic concepts of performing the Olympic lifts. Free CrossFit Journal download.

WOD

Baseline x 3
500m Row
40 Squats
30 Sit ups
20 Push ups
10 Pull ups

Full recovery between each round. Record 3 different times for comparison.

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