This is what a full squat clean & jerk with excellent technique looks like.
Sometimes we allow people to skip some or all of the Fundamentals Course. These are folks who are already proficient in the Olympic lifts: Snatch and Clean & Jerk, in body weight gymnastic stuff like pull-ups, dips, push-ups, handstands, etc, have a reasonable base of cardio-respiratory endurance, and who have no mobility/flexibility restrictions that need correction. Here is a link to the movements you need have basic competency in: Benchmarks.
Many D1 college and high school athletic programs provide exposure to cut-down variations of the Olympic lifts: Power Cleans and Power Snatches. We teach the full versions: Squat Cleans & Jerk, and Squat Snatches, just like you see in the Olympics. Our experience has been that many great athletes with exposure to the baby versions of the O-lifts have not been taught correctly. Also, unfortunately, we’ve found that people coming from other CrossFit gyms are not always ready for our group sessions without going through some one on one training. So, no one gets a pass straight into the group sessions without an evaluation.
If you think you should skip some or all of the Intro Course, make an appointment. It will be a free session. Email us at [email protected], and tell us your 1st and 2nd choices of the dates and times you prefer.
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