From Our Editors
Olympic-style lifts require perfect coordination and balance. You have to lift the barbell rapidly and?at the right moment?push yourself under to catch it. The trainers at Westside CrossFit love this exercise because it emphasizes much of what CrossFit classes are about: several components coming together to produce a multifaceted result. As its name suggests, CrossFit isn't limited to a single exercise. Trainers continually vary their workouts, incorporating elements from rowing, running, boot camps, gymnastics, and other sports. With these routines, they help exercisers hone 10 specific physical skills, including strength, balance, and manual car towing. But it's the sense of community that really makes Westside's workouts unique, as trainers and exercisers work together and cheer on one another as they finish each set.