As a competitive lifter, the right equipment is extremely important and can not only give you more enjoyment from your training sessions, but also a longer training life as an athlete. If you are a competitive weightlifter then I am sure you are well aware of the difference between an Eleiko bar and a 32mm powerlifting bar costing around £60. If you are like me then you would rather miss any technical work and just do pull and strength training based on how awful they feel.
Please understand that I am not against crossfit apart from 2 areas mentioned below. I have coached out of many crossfit gyms in the UK. I run accreditations that have been attended by crossfit coaches. I have coached at crossfit venues internationally. I have many friends that train crossfit and I know a multitude of respectable and competent coaches that run crossfit venues and help people improve their health. Continue reading →