The fact that a barbell is an essential part of a CrossFit regimen and equally important as a strength and coordination builder, this class is made for those who want to put more focus into their Olympic lifting. On the second Saturday of each month, from 10-11:30AM we will plan on working on specific barbell movements to help you piece together great lifting technique, conditioning with a barbell, and overall fitness. “Homework” will be posted to the CFR Barbell page and the whiteboard at the gym weekly, to keep everyone moving forward!
This class is led by our CFR Coach Chris Crosby who has his USAW Level 1 Cert and is passionate about helping others improve their olympic lifting technique.
Chris has lived in the Springfield area since he was 12 years old and really loves the area. He has a bachelor’s degree in communication and currently works at Jack Henry & Associates. Chris played a lot of sports growing up but has always been on the heavy side. In 2011, he found himself very over weight, and he knew that he had to change something. So, he started running and doing boot camps. In the process, he lost over 90 pounds and ran several half marathons and a marathon. However, he broke his foot while running and then ended up putting all the weight back on and then some. That is when he found CrossFit. He loved lifting weights growing up. He also loved the team aspect of high school sports. He found both of these things at the CrossFit gym.
Weighing in at 348 pounds, Chris started CrossFit in 2013. It was very intimidating for him to start. He could not hang from a bar or even do burpees. But, he stuck with it and fell in love with the people and the coaches. Over the last 3 years, he has lost over 90 pounds again and can do things he never dreamed of. He knows what it is like coming into a gym being very overweight. He knows the struggle of being addicted to food. He found his safe place and home with CrossFit.
Chris is also the founder of The Unbroken Podcast. It gives him a reason to talk to people he looks up to. His wife is also a coach at CrossFit Republic. He has 3 amazing kids that keep his life interesting.