I've never hated crossfit more than I do while trying to find weightlifting coaches/clubs. There is a registered weightlifting club ~15 miles from my house, but it's a crossfit place, and they don't have open gym time, just group classes. I'm not paying $130 a month to take classes from terrible weightlifters and not have access to the gym outside of class hours.
Such emo vibes man! Not fair to say that all crossfit guys are terrible weightlifters, we all like to hate on them BUT some of them have good technique. No reason a decent crossfit coach couldn't teach you the lifts.
My take on this stuff is to make the most of the stuff you do have access to rather than dwelling on what is not available. When I was in Ireland, the gym situation was bleak, however I trained at a BB gym made some buddies, learnt stuff off them and found a few other powerlifting people to train with once a week. In weight lifting you can leant stuff off everyone, just be open to it.
I agree, some crossfit people are decent weightlifters, but that is not very many. Still, if there were actually weightlifting classes and open gym time, I would pay the $130 a month membership. But, there aren't weightlifting classes and there is no open gym time. So, I would have to do crossfit, not weightlifting, to learn to snatch and clean and jerk. I'm not even slightly interested in that. Crossfit places aren't like gyms, you don't get to do what you want, you do what they tell you.
Is there video of that guy snatching with the baby? I'd like to see how he did that
Messing around with snatching a crappy 35 lbs "weightlifting" bar, it's the only straight one except for the 31mm barCleans
not so bad really, but not quite good
3x55 lbs from the knees
3x85 lbs floor
5x1x105 lbs floor
front squat last rep for 5Front Squat
quads PUMPED and upper back completely fried
and an update of how skinny I still am
The red glasses are prescription, I broke my regular ones a while back and haven't got around to getting new ones yet, so I where those all the time. Also, the second one has just terrible lighting but I'm putting it anyway
Edit: I can't get the second one to go the right way either
Edit again: bodyweight 180 lbs (~81.8 kg) this morning