Wilmington Strength & Conditioning instructor, James Tatum, traveled to Fort Mill, SC this week to begin training at the Muscle Driver USA facility. Last week he tried out for the MD USA Team and was selected as a member. At MD USA James has the privilege of training under world-class weightlifting coach, Glenn Pendlay, and along side some of the best lifters in the nation.
James came to CFW a little over a year ago with a strong background in powerlifting. He was interested in beginning to Olympic lift and started, as many of our members have, with one of CFW’s Olympic lifting courses. He made great improvements in a very short time. He completed the 6 week course with a snatch of nearly 300 lbs. We are proud to claim James as one of our athletes and expect him to be very successful in the years to come (US Olympic team?).
If you are interested in becoming more proficient at the Olympic lifts we highly encourage you to take part in the next Olympic lifting course. We run the course every few months. CFW is known for its Olympic lifting prowess inside the Crossfit world. At each competition, our athletes are complimented on our technique and power. It is not uncommon to hear that our gym “put on a clinic” in the Olympic lifts. Work hard on our programming for the next few weeks during this power and agility cycle, we will be doing a heavy dose of Olympic lifting.
Below is a video of the Muscle Driver Team’s training from Monday evening. Check out James and his teammates in action.
50 GHD-sit ups
50 Back Extensions
50 Knees to Elbow
Myofascial Release- IT Band/ Anterior Chain