Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson

Eminence Barbell Club Coach

"I love the combination of power, speed, strength and agility Olympic Weightlifting requires."

Qualifications

Founder, CEO of the Colorado Weightlifting League
USA Weightlifting Level 2 Coach
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 2
Jon North Attitude Nation Level 1
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
Glenn Pendlay Seminars
Cal Strength Seminars

About Coach

I was born and raised in Wichita, KS. I was lucky enough to have parents that enrolled me in multiple sports at a young age. I think this served as a good general athletic background that I still use today. As I got older, I focused on soccer and tennis, playing them both in high school and college. After college I continued with both sports recreationally, "lifting" at 24-hour fitness and even took up running 5ks and half-marathons in an effort to keep in shape.

Turning Point

Luckily one day while working out in a small gym in Topeka, KS, I was introduced to CrossFit. The owner, who coached the classes in the aerobics area of a YWCA, asked me to come the following week and give it a try. I was hooked almost instantly and loved learning new movements - while completely exhausting myself in short durations. With almost immediate results, I wondered why I had never done this type of workout before. So I abandoned regular gyms and distance running. While traveling for work the next few years I was able to continue CrossFit at a few gyms on the East Coast before relocating to Denver and discovering CrossFit Eminence.

Motivation & Passion

The natural progression for me was improving my weightlifting technique. I joined the CrossFit Eminence weightlifting classes a few times a week to improve my CrossFit, but soon fell in love with the sport of Weightlifting and wanted to do it all the time. I love the combination of power, speed, strength and agility Olympic Weightlifting requires. Today, you can find me competing and coaching athletes in both National and Local weightlifting meets each year.

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