Tips on weigh­ing up

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - By JOHN EDENS

Cham­pion weightlifters were in Queen­stown for a coach­ing ses­sion on tech­nique with Cross­Fit ath­letes at the week­end.

Or­gan­iser Taryn Perry said the Re­mark­ables Cross­Fit team wel­comed New Zealand Olympic coach Si­mon Kent and Olympic cham­pion weightlifter and Crossfit­ter Bai­ley Rogers to the two-day Queen­stown course.

‘‘This is a re­ally good course, up­skilling our clients,’’ Perry said.

Kent said the course of­fered tech­nique in­struc­tion and im­proved the ap­proach used by some cross­fit­ters, who oc­ca­sion­ally lacked tech­nique. ‘‘We’ve got 16 ath­letes and weightlifters from var­i­ous health and fit­ness back­grounds, one be­ing Cross­Fit.

‘‘We’ve got strength and con­di­tion­ing and peo­ple who are pas­sion­ate about Olympic weightlift­ing.’’

The course, ac­cred­ited by the Aus­tralian Weightlift­ing Fed­er­a­tion, has run once be­fore in the South Is­land.

Photo: JOHN EDENS/FAIR­FAX NZ 629944952

Lifting ex­pe­ri­ence: Cham­pion Olympic weightlifter Bai­ley Rogers in ac­tion.

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