Thursday…So Close…

Thursday…So Close…

Thursday…So Close…

^Which one of these guys clean & Jerks 512#? Post guesses to comments. 

“CrossFit will help me win the gold medal in 2016 in Rio” – Ilya Ilyin.

I was there. He said it & he meant it.

That’s Ilya Ilyin 2x current Olympic Gold Medalist 3x World Championship Gold Medalist and World Record Holder (he actually Clean & Jerks more than Klokov even though he’s a 94 kilo lifter & Kloklov is 105).

We asked him what he meant by that – was he going to do Murph twice on Tuesday?

Yeah not so much.

He said his body has taken a beating from competitive weightlifting over 20+ years.

So he said he jumps on the rower he goes swimming we works on bodyweight movements. He even bench presses (gasp…just wait until what I’ve got for you all in 2014. He’s takes a year off from weightlifting every so often (crazy right) – and just keeps his body healthy – you know fitness…

Basically keeping up an Olympic Level of training over that many years is taking it’s toll…but he has to keep his body ready and not too far away from competing in his specific sport – in this case weightlifting.

Yeah – sounds like CrossFit to me. But what does he know he only clean & jerks 512#.

Watch this video below and check him out setting a world and Olympic record in the Clean & Jerk and Total. Pretty freaking sweet!

Ax4
A1. (2 High Pulls from High Hang + 1 Hang Power Clean) x 2 sets
A2. Static Dips x5 reps (weighted if possible not weighted is ok)

B. “Almost Jackie”
1k row
50x Hang Power Clean (95/65#) – scale down from there)
30x Pull Ups

Skill; Kipping Pull Up Progression & Thrusters
WOD: Jackie
1000m row
50xThruster
30x Pull Up or Jumping Pull Up

Skill; Kipping Pull Up Progression & Thrusters
WOD: Jackie
1000m row
50xThruster
30x Pull Up or Jumping Pull Up