GETTING STARTED BARBELL CLINIC
The Getting Started Barbell Clinic is a 2-hour private session that is designed to familiarize new gym members with the concepts used in barbell strength training. New members will learn the techniques of barbell exercises, programing strategies, as well as the basics of nutrition and gym etiquette. Participants in the Getting Started Barbell Clinic will build confidence, and learn how to train safely and effectively before moving on to our Group Training sessions.
Weightlifting, also known as olympic weightlifting is a barbell sport comprised of the snatch and clean & jerk. In competition, the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.
Each weightlifter receives three attempts in each, and the combined total of the highest two successful lifts determines the overall result within a bodyweight category. In comparison with other strength sports, which test limit strength (with or without lifting aids), Weightlifting tests aspects of human ballistic limits (explosive strength); the lifts are therefore executed faster—and with more mobility and a greater range of motion during their execution—than other strength movements.
YOUTH WEIGHTLIFTING (AGES 8 - 17)
Participants in the youth weightlifting program will learn the snatch and clean & jerk and it's variants. Children under the age of 8 who are interested in joining the youth weightlifting program are brought in case by case.
ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT (AGES 11 - 18)
Aside from skill, strength is very important when it comes to competitive sports. An athlete’s strength can determine whether he or she is strong enough to play Division I or Division II or yet, which round he or she will get drafted in. Strength training is the foundation for any sport whether you need to jump higher, hit harder run faster, or throw harder and there is no other effective way of achieving all of these traits than training with a barbell.