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You might not be an Olympian, but that doesn’t mean you can’t train like a champion.
It’s easy to add some gold-medal-certified workouts to your routine — fitness buffs have been doing it for a while. CrossFit has taken many of these moves and made them their own, but most of those lifts originated from Olympic lifting techniques. These lifts are a great way to build muscle and strength as they involve compound movements. And for all those that hate stepping onto the treadmill, this kind of workout is also a great form of cardio.
The snatch, hang clean, clean and jerk, and clean and press hit numerous muscle groups simultaneously, but the primary muscles they hit are as follows:
The next time you are in the gym, why not implement one of these moves into your body part training?