There is no question that many Covies have a passion for the barbell and who can blame them. There is nothing like that feeling of making that perfect lift and that celebratory feeling of dropping that barbell from overhead. It is a passion for many of you and we want to help stoke those fires.
We are excited to announce we will be starting a barbell specific program on Sunday’s at 12:30 PM starting on July 25th. This class was run for 6 weeks and this first cycle will be focused on perfecting the technique in the Clean and Jerk. Each class will focus on developing the strength, power, and technique of the Olypmic lifts and will include additional “homework” during the week.
To coach this class we are bringing in Anthony Nimczyk, who as well as being a former CrossFit Games regional competitor, has run successful barbel program at multiple gyms. He has years of experience helping athletes develop their technique, strength, and power to help them reach new levels of fitness. Here is a quick write up from Coach Anthony and you can just feel has passion and love for Olympic weightlifting.
“Growing up playing sports year round has instilled a competitiveness and constant interest in developing as an athlete, and later in life as a coach. After scholastic sports ended for me, I found myself with a sense of something missing. Discovering CrossFit restored the competitive aspect to my training and once again provided a means for training towards an end goal. It also had introduced me to the world of Olympic weightlifting, which I quickly came to realize was where I wanted to concentrate my efforts.
I then discovered many popular professional weightlifters through researching their techniques and advice. One of my favorites in particular is a guy who earned the nickname “The Lion Killer”, Donny Shankle. Shankle once made the comparison of successfully executing a snatch to “having a piece of thread between your knuckles, the eye of a needle in front of you, and a rhino in front of the needle, having to not only successfully thread the needle, but simultaneously have the power to put down the rhino”.
After years of experiencing the ups and downs of training and trying to develop the Olympic lifts, hearing that description, to me, were the most accurate words spoken in regards to the lift, and of the ability that anyone who trains these lifts strives to achieve. Crossfit introduced me to a community of friends, athletes, and coaches. Weightlifting gave me the mechanism and passion by which to share my experiences with anyone and everyone that I can. “
The cost of this program will be $100 for a this upcoming six week cycle. If you are interested or have any questions, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Anthony clean and jerking 156 KG (343 lbs) and making it look pretty.