Paramount Strength & Conditioning, home to Paramount Barbell Club periodically hosts Olympic Weightlifting clinics to provide athletes – and coaches – from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond with an opportunity to improve and refine their techniques.
We offer three different and unique seminars ranging from athletes, coaching specific, and weightlifting plus functional movement.
- Olympic Weightlifting Athlete Clinic
- Olympic Weightlifting Coaches Clinic
- Olympic Weightlifting Seminar
UPCOMING WEIGHTLIFTING CLINC
Weightlifting Training Camp (1/26-1/27/19)
Our 2 Day (12 hour) fully immersive Weightlifting Training Camp for serious athletes! This camp is designed to give you insight and experience into training to compete in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. It can also be for athletes looking to make Weightlifting a strength not a weakness in their training. We will cover technique and different drills we use to help athletes improve their lifts but also improve their knowledge of the hows and whys we program different exercises. You will also spend plenty of time lifting at heavier percentages to get feedback from the Coach to find and eliminate weaknesses in your lifts and training. We explain how we program for our athletes and what it looks like to create a 6 week training cycle. (current timeline is only a guideline and may change leading up to the camp)
10am Snatch Technique, going through the different positions with an empty barbell to refine movement patterns
11am Snatch Drills: Working through different variations of the Snatch. Cues for fixing problem areas.
12pm Front Squat Session
2pm Clean & Jerks Technique, breaking down the two movements to refine movement patterns
3pm Clean & Jerk Drills Cues for fixing problem areas.
4pm Snatch Pulls
5pm Day 1 Concludes
9am Programming, how to set up a 6 week training cycle.
10am Power Snatch and Power Cleans
11am Back Squat
1130am Accessory Lifts
2-330pm Heavy Lifting Session
4pm Training Camp Concludes
$350 (Only 12 spots available) Early Bird Pricing through 12/31 $275
WHAT WE OFFER
Olympic Weightlifting Athlete Clinic
Dedicated 2.5-hour session to refine and improve your weightlifting technique.
Coach Chris will share his knowledge and help you achieve those heavier lifts with better technique. We will be covering techniques to help you as an individual athlete. We will break down the lifts to find problem areas, make corrections and assign exercises to help improve your weaknesses and put it all together during the lifting session at the end.
Snatch and Clean: Learning and teaching the positions from the top down
Position 1 from the hip (aka power position)
Position 2 from the knees
Position 3 from the floor (aka full lift)
Using the segment approach, we can build consistency with an athlete’s movement patterns to improve comfort, confidence and overall feel of the lifts.
The Jerk: Teaching the jerk requires a lot of consistency. We will cover a wide variety of exercises used to learn proper footwork and positions of the jerk, and how to understand movement deficiencies and cues to improve movement patterns. Click Here to see a full list of upcoming and past clinics. Upcoming Clinics
Olympic Weightlifting Technique Series
Paramount’s Technique Series is a 4 session technique class with a one movement focus. Each class will last for 90 minutes and cover the progressions of the Snatch in our first series. Every class with progress from where you left off in the last class. These classes are designed to give you time to drill the positions until they become muscle memory and then give you a week to soak in all the information and get in plenty more practice before moving on to the next class. Coach Chris over the years of doing all types of different clinics has determined this to be the most effective and fastest way to help athletes get better that are not able to come to Paramount on a regular basis.
*This class will be capped at 8 athletes to ensure quality of coaching
Next Class Begins: 1/12/19-2/9/19 (Snatch Series)
Classes run every Saturday (4 total) from 12-130pm (except 2/2/19)
Olympic Weightlifting Coaches Clinic
A 5-hour clinic that includes everything the Athlete Clinic does and the following;
The lifts will be taught from a coach-to-athlete perspective at each position. Once the attendees have covered the first position to a point of movement consistency, Coach Chris will break it down from a how-to, coach perspective. We will use athletes/coaches as examples while performing the lifts on how to recognize deficiencies in technique and the proper cues to address and fix the issues. We will carry on in this matter through all 3 positions with both the snatch and clean.
This clinic is designed to show coaches how to teach the movement in segments for long-term success, teach coaches how to identify bad movement patterns, learn and use cues properly (not over coach), and to become better athletes themselves.
Cost: $1000 for a staff up to 7 / $1500 up to 10.
Coach Chris is the head coach of Paramount Barbell Club and a Level One USAW Sports Performance Coach. He has coached multiple athletes to qualify for the American Open and both Senior and Junior Nationals, with other athletes qualifying for Youth Nationals and medaling. He has personally competed in or qualified for the American Open and Senior Nationals 6x each and holds three National Records (M35 81kg). He has also traveled extensively to learn from some of the best National/International Level Olympic Weightlifting Coaches in the country. Since 2012, Coach Chris has taught 40+ athlete and coaches clinics across 5 states and competed in over 30 weightlifting meets.