Welcome to our Barbell Club. Our team of USAW certified coaches is dedicated to helping athletes of all levels achieve their full potential in the sport of weightlifting. Whether you're a beginner looking to get started or an experienced competitor looking to improve your technique and performance, we have the resources and expertise to help you succeed. Our coaching program includes personalized training plans, technique analysis, and ongoing support to ensure you reach your goals. With USAW coaching, you'll have access to the latest research and techniques in weightlifting, as well as access to our network of experienced coaches and athletes. Join us today and take your weightlifting to the next level.
USAW certification is a program offered by USA Weightlifting, a national governing body for the sport of weightlifting in the United States. This certification is a process in which weightlifting coaches can demonstrate that they have the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to train athletes in weightlifting safely and effectively. The certification process includes taking classes and passing exams, as well as meeting certain requirements for experience and continuing education. Having a USAW certification means that the coach has met the standards set by the organization and is recognized as a qualified coach in the sport of weightlifting in the United States
what to expect
An Olympic lifting class is a type of strength and conditioning class that focuses on the use of Olympic weightlifting exercises, such as the snatch and the clean and jerk. These exercises are highly technical and require proper form and technique to perform safely and effectively.
During a typical class, participants will start with a warm-up and mobility exercises to prepare the body for the movements to come. The class will then progress to skill work and drills, where participants will learn and practice the proper technique for the snatch and the clean and jerk. This will include exercises such as the power snatch, the hang snatch, the power clean, and the hang clean.
As participants become more comfortable with the movements and develop their technique, they will progress to lifting heavier weights and incorporating more complex variations of the exercises. The class will also include accessory exercises to target specific muscle groups and improve overall strength and stability.
The class will end with a cool-down and stretching to help the participants to recover and feel good.
Throughout the class, the coach will provide guidance and instruction, as well as make adjustments to the participant's form as needed. The class is suitable for all levels of fitness.
meet the coaches
Started CrossFit in 2019. The noticeable changes to Joe’s mental health and physical appearance fueled his passion to coach and share the experience, ultimately leading him to get his CFL1 and USAW Level 1. Joe most recently attained his USAW Level 2 in January 2023.
Mason started CrossFit in 2015. Immediately found what interested him the most of the sport was the Olympic lifting aspect. He has not stopped learning and growing since. Working towards getting his USAW Level 1 in January 2023.