Shaun Tieman of Hoosier CrossFit coached two-time gold medalist Lilly King (Team USA) and returning Olympian Blake Pieroni (Team USA) as well as rookies Zach Apple (Team USA) and Bailey Andison (Team Canada) on their road to Tokyo. “It's really fun for me to be able to train a variety of athletes (and) to show that the CrossFit methodology and what we're doing inside the gym works for a brand-new person who's never done this before all the way through the highest-level athletes," Tieman said.Read More12-Year Affiliate Owner Turns Olympic Coach
The CrossFit stimulus—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—prepares you for the demands of a healthy, functional, independent life and provides a hedge against chronic disease and incapacity. This stimulus is elegant in the mathematical sense of being marked by simplicity and efficacy. The proven elements of this broad, general, and inclusive fitness, in terms of both movement and nutrition, are what we term our CrossFit Essentials.
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After learning proper deadlift mechanics, athletes can progress to more complex movements like the Olympic lifts. Here, Seminar Staff Flowmaster Chuck Carswell breaks down the basics of the medicine-ball clean.Watch Medicine-Ball Clean Progression With Chuck Carswell