ELEIKO WEIGHTLIFTING FOR ATHLETES
ELEIKO WEIGHTLIFTING FOR ATHLETES
Eleiko Education is proud to present an intensive, two-day, hands-on opportunity for athletes of all ages and backgrounds to improve their snatch, clean, and jerk technique. This course is perfect for weightlifters, functional fitness competitors, and athletes in all sports looking to learn more about optimizing their technique. The Olympic lifts and their derivatives are the key pieces in training for all activities that require maximal power and speed and it is critical to learn proper technique to improve performance and avoid injuries.
This course is designed to teach athletes how to maximize efficiency in barbell movements for not only 1 repetition, but for multiple repetitions as well. During the course, you will learn proper positions, barbell cycling, principles and techniques for the clean, power clean, snatch, power snatch, press, push press, push jerk, split jerk and thruster. You will also learn about plyometric exercises, and how they can work with the lifts to maximize your explosiveness. Learning to lift well is a process, and we want athletes to have the tools they need to optimize their biomechanics, crush their personal bests, and remain injury free.
Why This Course is the Best in the Field
Classes are kept small, allowing our coaches to provide individualized attention and instruction. Coaches will identify and work to address mobility and strength issues, provide in-class video analysis, and give recommendations for improvement.
Teaching the lifts and performing the lifts are separate skills. Our coaches are not just excellent lifters; they are experienced coaches who have spent many years successfully teaching athletes the lifts. They understand how to best teach the lifts and adjust technique to an athlete’s body, experience, and training background.
We also provide access to online supplementary materials, such as lifting progression videos, videos of drills to correct common errors, and tips from our coaches after the course to guide lifters along as they progress. We want you to succeed in meeting your goals.
Course Learning Outcomes:At the end of this course, you should learn how to properly execute the Olympic lifts, become more efficient for multiple repetitions, understand more about complimentary exercises for success in the lifts such as plyometrics and overhead squats.
Who Will Benefit From Taking This Course?
This course is intended for athletes in sports, functional fitness, or weightlifting who are looking to improve their weightlifting technique. All ages are welcome to attend and no lifting experience is necessary. If this is your first weekend or fifth year of training, this course will help you get where you need to go.
Saturday & Sunday 9:00AM- 5:00PM
What You Should Bring to the Course?
Please bring all your training equipment (i.e., knee sleeves, lifting shoes, training clothes, wrist wraps, tape), some snacks, and anything else you might want to have during the day.
What you should do prior to the Course to Prepare?
You don’t need to do any special to prepare for this course, but there are a lot of repetitions of lifts throughout the course so we recommend you take it easy the day before the course.
NSCA-CSCS, NASM-CPT & CES, USAW-2
Angela has comprehensive experience within the health, fitness, and performance industries, including 5 years of experience in physical therapy and over a decade of her time dedicated to strength & conditioning and competitive Olympic-style weightlifting. Angela earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Exercise Science from University of Nebraska – Kearney in 2004 and competed in the heptathlon as a member of the Track and Field team. Since 2004 she has competed and coached competitive Olympic-style weightlifting on both the local and national levels. She has served as the Director of Sports Performance at Loyola University Chicago since 2011, and in this time, she has worked with multiple Olympic sports. Angela’s practical experience (as an athlete, a strength & conditioning coach, and a weightlifting coach) coupled with her passion for education enables her to provide expert knowledge while bridging the gap between sport science and the application of those principles in real-life settings.
PhD, NSCA-CSCS, USATF-2, USAW-2, ISAK-2
Anna has extensive experience as a professor, sport scientist, weightlifter, strength and conditioning coach, track and field coach, research laboratory manager, and sport science consultant. Anna earned her doctorate in Sport Physiology and Performance in 2016 and is passionate about teaching others about sport science and weightlifting. She is a former competitive weightlifter and has held positions at several universities teaching undergraduate and graduate classes such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport nutrition, essentials of strength training and conditioning, and personal training. Anna’s combination of intensive education, years as a professor, and practical experience as a coach enables her to see the larger importance of scientific concepts, clearly communicate relevant information to coaches, and help maximize athlete performance. Anna received her BA from Williams College in 2005 and her MA and PhD from East Tennessee State University in 2009 and 2016.
CSCS, USAW Senior International Coach, USAW Instructor
Mike has over 30 years of experience working with weightlifters and athletes ranging from the youth ranks to the Olympics, where he was personal coach of 2000 Olympic gold medalist and 2004 Olympian Tara Nott. He is a former High Performance and Coaching Education Director for USA Weightlifting (USAW) and served on the USAW Board of Directors, USAW Coaching Committee, and International Weightlifting Federation Executive Committee. Mike also worked for Al Vermeil as an assistant strength coach for the Chicago Bulls and Vermeil Sports and Fitness. Mike is passionate about coaching, weightlifting, and helping people excel in their careers as coaches and athletes. For the past 20 years, Mike has led clinics for weightlifters and coaches, and he also has extensive experience in operating his own private sport performance facility, managing international and national weightlifting events including the 1996 Olympic Games, and coaching track and field. As an athlete, Mike threw the hammer at Arizona and competed in weightlifting. Currently, Mike serves as the Head Coach of Forza Weightlifting Club in Grayslake, IL.