CrossFit Specialty Course: Weightlifting

Two days are spent detailing each lift (snatch on Day 1, clean and jerk on Day 2). The focus is on participants experiencing the basic positions and learning the foundational teaching points for instructing others to achieve them. The snatch and clean and jerk bring speed, power, coordination, agility, accuracy and balance to training and are indispensable to CrossFit programming and developing a well-rounded athlete.

Learning objectives

The Weightlifting​ ​Course teaches participants:

  1. The proper stance, grip and positions for the snatch, clean and jerk.
  2. The Burgener warm-up, skill-transfer exercises and the rationale for each component.
  3. Common faults and corrections for each lift, with opportunities to coach other participants in the lifts.

Prerequisites

None

Certificates

Sent electronically 1-2 weeks after course completion to the email address used for registration.

Language

The default language for this course is English. Any course with a translator are specified in the "Language" section from the event registration link.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon successful completion of this course, a Certified CrossFit Trainer may claim 11 CEUs towards their continuing education.

Price

US $595

CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.

Email sme@crossfit.com for discounts for active duty or retired military personnel, first responders, and full-time school teachers.

Support

sme@crossfit.com

Reading Materials

Links to the Seminar Guide provided in confirmation emails upon course registration.

What to Bring

  • Printed version of the registration receipt.
  • Government-issued photo ID.
  • Seminar Guide (sent with course confirmation emails) with pen/pencil.
  • Suitable clothes for working out and weightlifting shoes (if you have them).
  • Snacks and fluids, as well as a meal if you do not plan on going off site during the lunch break.

CONTACT

mikeburgener@mac.com

mikesgym.org

Twitter: @crossfitwtlift

Instagram: @crossfitweightlifting

Requirements

To receive a Weightlifting Trainer Certificate, one must:

  • Hold a valid and current CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (or higher);
  • Attend and participate in all parts of the Weightlifting Specialty Course.

If you do not meet these requirements, you are issued a Certificate of Attendance.

Schedule

Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. on Day 1 to check in.

    (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

    9:00
    Opening remarks
    9:15
    Warm-up
    9:30
    Snatch (Burgener warm-up, skill-transfer exercises, snatch from high hang)
    Noon
    Lunch
    1:00
    Barbell Snatch (focus on positions from the high hang, launch position and floor)

    (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)

    9:00
    Opening remarks
    9:15
    Warm-up
    9:30
    Snatch review
    10:15
    Front squat (hands free, hands on barbell, pause front squats, one-and-a-quarter front squats, and in-the hole front squats)
    11:00
    Clean (from the high hang, launch position and floor)
    Noon
    Lunch
    1:00
    Jerk (emphasis on footwork and positions)
    2:00
    Clean and jerk (high hang, launch position and floor)