The Olympic Lifts the Clean & Jerk and the Snatch are the most technically challenging and nuanced lifts we perform in CrossFit and no matter how long you have been lifting there is always more to learn and improve upon both from the perspective of an athlete and as a coach.
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We are very fortunate therefore to have Olympic medalist Christine Girard visit us here on Dunbar Street several times each year to help us improve our lifting.  Saturday we once again had a good turn out.  Many of us had attended previous lifting clinics with Christine but a few were first timers.  Some of us are competitors preparing for the 2016 CrossFit Open that begins February 25th, others just wanted to hone their skills for personal satisfaction.
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HeeHee said this was the best lifting clinic ever.  Maybe it was.  We have all gotten better so each clinic it feels like we get to work on progressively more advanced skills.  Here’s who was in attendance:

HeeHee & Still Waters
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MK & Aquagirl
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Super Mario & Sandman
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The Touch & my friend Alex who coached at CrossFit Vancouver back when I used to coach there
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PomPom & I were also there and though our photos did not turn out our lifts most certainly did!
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