Events

Olympic Lifting Workshop – The Clean & Jerk

Join our 2-Day Olympic Workshop

The Dates:

Day 1: Saturday, Feb 23rd – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Day 2: Sunday, Feb 24th – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The Cost:

Fee: $5 for members, $10 visitors

The Coach:

Come meet our new coach, Amanda May. Starting Tues, February 26th, Amanda will begin coaching our Tues and Thurs 6 P.M. Olympic Lifting Classes

olympic state record holder amanda may
Amanda’s Certifications/Other Continued Education:

  • USAW Level 1 Certification
  • USAW LWC Referee Certification
  •  5 years competitive Olympic Weightlifting experience
  •  State titles in three weight classes
  •  Wisconsin Weightlifting State Record Holder
  • Collegiate swimmer

The Workshop:

This is a comprehensive 2-day introductory workshop to the Olympic lift, the Clean & Jerk. This 2 day ‘Oly’ Workshop has a strong emphasis on the Clean & Jerk and overhead movement patterns.

To set the tone, allow me to start out by asking a few questions …

  • Are you interested in Barbell movements, but shy away from them due to mobility restrictions?
  • Have you avoided using the barbell in your training due to lack of knowledge and coaching in this area?
  • Have you been Olympic lifting for months, maybe even years, and hit a plateau?
  • Have you seen people does these lifts and thought, “that looks cool, I wish I knew how to do that”…

If you answered ‘Yes’  to any of these scenarios, then I highly recommend this 2-day workshop.

The Goal:

  • Gain a basic understanding of Clean & Jerk positions
  • Begin to work towards full execution of the Clean & Jerk
  • Clean up any bad habits we might have picked up
  • Build confidence in the overhead position and getting under the bar
  • Learn proper mobility drills to fine tune your overhead position
  • Learn how to move more freely, perform better, and to minimize any risk of injury

We’ll have 2 coaches on deck, checking and making adjustments along the way to ensure you get the most out of your workouts.

The Schedule:

  • Day 1
  • Introduction/game/ warm up
  • Mobility/accessories integral to forming a solid base for Clean & Jerk
  • Begin to learn positions, terminology, and progressions
  • Work up a sweat
  • Day 2
  • Brief review of Day 1 skills
  • Put it all together!
  • Work up a sweat
  • Work up a sweat

What to Wear:

  • Whatever you’d typically work out in!
  • If you have weightlifting shoes, feel free to bring them. If not, flat bottom athletic shoes will be just fine.
  • Bottled water, or bottle water is available for $1
  • Bring a buddy!

Don’t wait to register for this workshop, spots will fill up, and space is limited. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in making gains and taking their fitness to the next level.

I highly recommend attending this event.