Thursday, April 11

Chad Vaughn is an Olympic weightlifting athlete and coach who actually lifted in the Olympics in Athens in 2004. He has competed in multiple World Championships and has coached numerous top-level weightlifters in the US.

He is now getting back into competing at the Master’s level and just set American records in the snatch, clean and jerk, and total (combo of both lifts) at the Master’s Nationals in Salt Lake City at the end of March.

The point of that intro is that he’s good. He’s a great lifter and a great coach. But guess what? He’s still working on things.

We all get frustrated with the Olympic lifts, or other skill movements like double unders, handstand walks, etc. I am just here to say YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT!

No one is perfect. We all make mistakes. But the ones that get results are the ones that keep trying! Even if every clean and jerk you did Tuesday was wrong, you are still getting better because you were trying to improve every rep.

Don’t let perfection get in the way of progress!

Here’s Chad Vaughn’s video of him working on his split jerk recovery. He knows he is supposed to recover front foot first, but it just doesn’t always happen. But he’s still really good, he keep working to improve and he can enjoy working out and competing. Hopefully you can find a way to enjoy your workout and improve without getting caught up in being perfect!

Workout for Thursday, April 11
*Building Up in Weight as Reps Decrease

Open Workout 12.1
Burpees to Target 6" out of Reach

CrossFit 616