USAW Olympic Certification Course Level 1 Review…

Recently, I took the USAW Olympic Certification Course Level 1.  For my own personal edification.

My one take away:  I wish I would have started with Olympic lifting before CrossFit.

The course was amazing.  I had amazing trainers who know their stuff.  I got good, honest feedback on my moves.  I learned how to properly teach the clean and jerk and the snatch and their progressions.  And I learned about the sport, which before I had not known much at all.

Honestly, I left mad.  Mad at myself for not doing this sooner.  Mad at myself for not getting educated before I started CrossFit.  Mad how I have to start from scratch to learn proper technique in some regards.svetlana_podobedova_2012c

I also left grateful.  Grateful I now know my kids need to do Olympic lifting before CrossFit.  I need to find a coach who knows what he or she is doing.  And now I know if the coach knows what he or she is doing.

One of Oprah’s sayings I never forget is:  when you know better, you do better.  Well, now I know.  And better I shall do.