Weightlifting Seminars and Mock Meet

 

Have you been looking to make improvements to your Olympic lifts – or – been thinking about learning to Clean & Jerk and/or Snatch? In the next few months, our very own Leah Robertson will be hosting two free lifting technique seminars, and a mock-meet (not sanctioned) right here at Performance Health & Fitness. There are limited spaces for all three events, so to reserve your spot, you need to register via Facebook or Eventbright – first come, first served.

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE

 

[FREE] Snatch Seminar, April 27th 2019 10:30am-12:00pm
This seminar is for beginners and advanced weightlifters alike. We are going to introduce the snatch movement while going over training variations, tips, drills and ideas to help introduce it into your regular routine or give you some new drills to help improve your overall technique. We will troubleshoot some of the more common and widespread issues of the snatch as well. The last half hour will be the hands on coaching part where Leah will watch and evaluate you and your groups technique, offer advice and coaching cues to help with your training. We will also discuss the Mock Weightlifting meet that will be held at the gym on June 29th.

 

[FREE] Clean and Jerk Seminar, June 1st 2019 10:30am-12:00pm
This seminar is also for beginners and advanced weightlifters. We are going to introduce the clean and jerk movements, while also going over some training variations of both the clean and the jerk movements. We will offer some training tips and drills that might help if you are new to lifting or just at a training plateau. We will also troubleshoot some of the more common and widespread issues of both the clean and the jerk. The last half hour will be the hands on coaching part where Leah will watch and evaluate you and your groups technique, offer advice and coaching cues to help with your training. We will also discuss more in-depth what to expect from the Mock Weightlifting meet that will be held at the gym on June 29th.

 

Competition (Mock Meet), June 29th 2019 9:30am until TBD [$25.00]
Come out and see the fun competition side of Olympic lifting instead of just the training aspect. Have fun with other members, compete with friends and push yourself! This meet will only be a mock meet and is not a sanctioned event, so it cannot be used as a qualifier.

 

Seminar Coach: Leah Robertson

 

Credentials:
• M.S. in Exercise Physiology
• B.Ed.S. in Exercise Science
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
• Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator
• Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified
• USA-W Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
• Eleiko Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified

 

Leah has been involved in strength and conditioning since high school when she started strength training for softball. After high school she played softball for the University of Kansas. While at KU she interned with her strength staff as well as completing a summer internship at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Headquarters in Colorado Springs where she got to assist with training the local Police, S.W.A.T. and Fire departments as well as assisting with pre-season testing for the Colorado Avalanche. After graduating from KU she continued at Auburn University as a graduate assistant in the Olympic Sports Weight room and then full time Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach working with the Softball, Diving and Gymnastics as well as assisting with Baseball, Swimming, Volleyball, and Track and Field. Leah competed in Olympic lifting for 3 and a half years while down in Auburn, she qualified for the University Nationals and the American Open. Leah has been at Performance since Dec. 2015. She runs the Performance Sport and Speed in house program. She is also the strength coach for City High Little Hawks, and she has assisted at schools all over Iowa including, West High, Solon, Mount Vernon, North Fayette Valley, Northeast Gooselake and more.

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