I teach the olympic lifts to crossfit athletes. Sometimes I do their whole training program, sometimes I don’t.
One of the girl I train won several competitions this year, posting olympic lifting number that would place her in the top 3 or 5 in the world of Crossfit (175lbs snatch, 210lbs clean & jerk). With those performances she was supposed to be a menace at this year’s games.
Sadly, I’m not doing her whole training plan. And just before the “open” began (the 5 weeks with 5 events that you must go through to qualify for the regionals, in which you can qualify for the games) she crashed BIG TIME. Overtrained to the gills, turned out 2 dismal performances in WODs she should have killed. She was so physically exhausted that she actually stopped getting out of her house.
So I had her on a PLAZMA/MAG-10 PULSE blitz for 6 days and told her not to train, just recover and let the products bring her muscles back to life.
Yesterday she went back to the gym and hit an easy 205lbs clean & jerk, close to her lifetime PR and she is back on track and eager to train. I hope it’s not too late to save her qualification now that she is back in top form.
Don’t forget that FATIGUE MASKS FITNESS… you might be the strongest, fittest, fastest… if you are not recovering you can never perform as well as you should!