Beginner Weightlifting Clinic

Upcoming Olympic Lifting 101 Clinics

May 4, 2017 – CrossFit Fortius, CA
June 3, 2017 – Revere CrossFit, MA
June 8, 2017 – CrossFit Fortius, CA
June 10, 2017 – CrossFit DRS Athletics, CA
July 6, 2017 – CrossFit Fortius, CA
July 22, 2017 – CrossFit Invulnerable, CT
August 26, 2017 – CrossFit Pittsburgh, PA
August 5, 2017 – CrossFit 91:10, NM
August 10, 2017 – CrossFit Fortius, CA
August 19, 2017 – CrossFit Italian Village, OH
September 14, 2017 – CrossFit Fortius, CA
September 30, 2017 – Jakabol CrossFit, Argentina
October 5, 2017 – CrossFit Fortius, CA
October 28, 2017 – CrossFit Boom, TX
November 11, 2017 – CrossFit Hildesheim, Germany
November 18, 2017 – CrossFit Aveiro, Portugal

Our Olympic Lifting 101 clinic in San Diego is a great foundations course for beginners (especially CrossFitters) to get introduced to the Olympic weightlifting movements (Snatch and Clean & Jerk). This Olympic weightlifting training clinic is issued in two, 1.5 hour sessions in a small group setting (less than 7 people in a group).

Led by one of the top Olympic Lifting coaches in the Nation, David Miller, the Fortius Olympic Lifting 101 clinic has run every month for the last 4 years helping hundreds of local CrossFit and Weightlifting athletes learn better Olympic Lifting form and technique fundamentals.  While this is labeled a “beginner” Olympic Lifting clinic, it is also useful as a refresher for experienced athletes as well!

We require this clinic for all beginners for both our Olympic Weightlifting and CrossFit memberships, as the weightlifting movements are absolutely fundamental. In CrossFit, over 70% of workouts involve an Olympic weightlifting movement, so learning proper technique from the start is essential to making consistent progress and keeping you safe and healthy.

Two, 1.5 hour sessions (Small Group, Less than 7) – $99

Typical Weightlifting Clinic Outline
  • 100% hands on, you will be performing drills the entire session!
  • Detailed introduction and breakdown of the lifts in a small group
  • Drills to help promote good technique that you can incorporate into your training after the clinic
  • General Outline:
    • General balance and footwork practice
    • General barbell warm-up and drills
    • Snatch technique
      • High Hang
      • Below the knee
      • Floor
    • Clean Technique
      • High Hang
      • Below the knee
      • Floor
    • Overhead Work
      • Press, Push Press, Power Jerk Technique
      • Overhead Squat – Balance, Technique

Lead Instructor:  David Miller, USA Weightlifting International Coach (Level 4)
Assistant Instructor:  Jesse Malcomb, USA Weightlifting Senior National Coach & USA Powerlifting Senior National Coach