Weekend Warriors/Individual Variation In Olympic Lifting

Big ups to our always inspiring masters athletes, Chief Mike and Lones, who competed in the NorthEast Masters Classic all the way in Rhode Island! They both had awesome finishes! Lones took first place in the 60+ division and Mike took 5th place in the 60+ division. CrossFit masters competitions for the 60+ age group can be few and far between so Mike and Lones decided to make it a traveling Crossfit vacation and hung out at Martha’s Vineyard after! They are the true power fitness and classy couple! Awesome work you two!


Here’s some weekend reading for you all on individual variation with olympic weightlifting. As you all might have noticed in your years of doing CrossFit, especially with lifting, there is no one size fits all. There are many obvious fundamentals which need to be accounted for, but beyond the basics, often times each person needs to know what is best for their body type. This is why many lifters at a high level look a little different on their lifts.


  • Jacqueline Janet

    September 22, 2017 @ 7:24 pm

    So encouraging Mike and Lones!! Nicely done! Congrats 🙂

  • Big Mike

    September 23, 2017 @ 8:49 am

    Thanks J.B. and everyone for your support. Lones and I had a great time competing in the beautiful New England (Rhode Island) area. It’s always fun to mix it up with other Master’s athletes. There are some amazing “experienced” Crossfitters out there.

  • Art Hoover

    September 23, 2017 @ 1:11 pm

    Mike-“Lones let’s go on vacation”
    Lones- “only if I can go win another comp”
    Mike-” there one on the way to Martha’s Vinyard?”
    Lones” winning and wine do taste good together!”

    Great job guys!!!

  • Lones

    September 23, 2017 @ 4:17 pm

    Thanks to all of the encouragement and GREAT coaching. Loved all of my texts from the 6 am guys 😘

  • Melia Barnum

    September 23, 2017 @ 4:25 pm

    Congratulations to both of you! Well done!

  • Jonathan Klein

    September 23, 2017 @ 9:57 pm

    Big congrats to Lones and Mike. As age 60 looms ahead for me you two are an inspiration with your work ethic, success and great attitude!

  • Tara Swarts

    September 25, 2017 @ 5:29 am

    Congrats to you both! Always a couple that makes the Sweat Shop proud!!!

  • Nabil

    September 25, 2017 @ 8:22 am

    Great job Mike and Lones!
    LMAO @ Art!

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