Olympic Lifts

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Of the 14 women who train as full-time weightlifters at Waxman’s Gym outside Los Angeles, 10 of them began as CrossFit athletes.

“That tells you everything you need to know as far as CrossFit and weightlifting,” said Sean Waxman, owner and head coach of the California facility.

His gym reflects CrossFit’s effects on Olympic weightlifting as a whole. The training methodology’s popularity has helped drive growth and dispel misconceptions in the 125-year-old sport, said weightlifting representatives in Australia, Canada and the U.S.

“It’s a very symbiotic relationship, even at this stage where there’s no mixing of the organizations,” Waxman explained.

He continued: “It’s breathed life into my business, so I’m very happy for it and grateful for everything.”

Keep reading here: http://journal.crossfit.com/2016/10/weightliftings-reassurance.tpl#featureArticleTitle

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