Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I really don't know anything about this whole blogging scene, but I'll give it a shot.
My main reason for starting this is to help people with the olympic lifts. I know they are hard stuff, but they are super fun once you get the hang of em! I love crossfitter's desire to learn about these lifts that have been apart of my life since I was in the womb (my dad had me lifting through osmosis). I'll do my best to break the snatch, clean and jerk, and many more fun movements that, despite how they sound, have no direct connection to sexual activities (sorry).
A little about me: I started lifting when I was four in our garage, which is a gym. ( www.mikesgym.org. check it yo.) Dont worry, I wasn't lifting a million pounds as a small child, it was only a broomstick. My 3 brothers and I would sit and watch the lifters working out and we would try and mimic exactly what we saw. My first competition was at 6 years old and after that I just fell in love with the sport. It became a HUGE part of my life and my family's life.
For those of you who dont know my dad (he is like the Britney Spears of crossfit..aka AWESOME) his name is Mike Burgener. Everything you hear me say, I learned from him. He is the best coach to ever walk the planet and has willingly shared his knowledge with me throughout my whole life. He is why I know what I know.
I've competed in a 2,345,675,674,456 competitions (roughly). Dont get me wrong, I was never very good at the sport, I just love it more than most. I love how it requires technique, confidence, explosiveness, grace, sassiness, strength, charisma. It tests you as an individual. It allows you to "see what you're really made of".
Olympic lifting has changed me in ways that I never knew a sport could. I hope through this blog, I can help you guys love and appreciate it as much as I do.
keep it sassy,