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Learning the Hook Grip

So   I've been putting it off for two years. Today I begin learning the hook grip. #oly #olympiclifts #olympicweightlifting #olympiclifting #cleanandjerk #crossfit #lift #lifting #gym #gymlife #masters #snatch #heavy #health #healthy #fitness A photo posted by Brad King (@thebradking) on Feb 17, 2016 at 5:12am PST

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158 kg: Work To Do

Last weekend, I had the chance to compete in my first Olympic lifting competition, the Broad Ripple Fit Club Barbell Lift Off on Saturday, February 13. My goal is to qualify for the National and American Masters events in 2017 when I’ll compete in the 45-49 age class in the 77 kg weight class, so I’m […]

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The Mock Meet, My First Competition

The Mock Meet When I first started Olympic lifting, I was adamant that I wouldn’t ever compete. I wasn’t interested in pushing myself. I wanted to get in shape, learn the movements, and have a good time. What I really wanted to avoid was anything competitive. I put that part of my life behind me, the competitive, win-at-all-cost […]

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Real Men Love Strong Women

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: Strong women are badass. We’re fortunate that our home box, CrossFit Broad Ripple, encourages and supports everyone who walks through the door. The CFBR culture isn’t about how you look or where you are from, it’s about achieving your personal goals. However, I know the message that it’s […]

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