Monday, July 21, 2014

2014 Nationals Salt Lake City

Quick trip to Salt Lake City to coach Geoff Meyerhoff in the 69kg C session. Geoff had a good meet going three for three in the snatch with a 4kg meet PR 101kg. Jerks didn't go as planned making just one of three attempts. The 127 third attempt would have been a 3 kg meet PR, but it wasn't to be. So 122kg was the mark in clean and jerk for a 223 total, a meet PR total by 2kg.

Did I mention weigh ins for this session were 6 am? And that lifting began at 8 am?

Thanks to Don MacCauley coach for MDUSA for agreeing to share a warm up platform with his two lifters, Steve Brown and Vu Truong. When you have 18 lifters in a session, the warm up room can get chaotic and whatever stability can be put in place there makes a difference.

Geoff and the guys from MDUSA
69kg C Session Introduction

101kg Snatch




Saturday, May 3, 2014

Summer Mastery Program

Starting May 5th, I will be offering an exclusive 12 week Competition Mastery program to the first three athletes to sign up. This program will systematically prepare these athletes for competing at the Rocky Mountain State Games the weekend of July 26-27 in Colorado Springs.

Included are 1 private coaching session each week for 12 weeks, a custom written program, 3-5 days per week of training at Flatirons Weightlifting Club for the months of May, June and July and coaching at the Rocky Mountain State Games.

This summer program is intended for intermediate to intermediate advanced lifters looking to move their games to the next level. Private lessons alone for the summer would cost  $1,200; gym usage $375 and custom programming another $300 so the $1,000 tuition for this program is a good deal.

Sign up now!
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Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Clinics and Certifications

Two biggies this month:

We will be hosting the USAW Level 2 National Coach Certification May 10-11, Paul Fleschler will be leading. For more info and to sign up, click here must be registered by May 5!!!

May 16-18 legendary kettlebell expert Jeff Martone will be leading the Crossfit Kettlebell Certification as well as an additional two, very valuable special interest kettlebell clinics: Friday the 16th the H2H Rotational Strength and  Sunday after the Cert the Kettlebell Sport Clinic. Jeff is one of the few men in the US to attain the ranking Master of Sport in the brutal kettlebell sport Long Cycle event, don't miss this opportunity!

There will be no Weightlifting Club hours either of these two weekends.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Slow Mo Snatch

Shrug Up, Shrug Under, No Shrug?

Triple Extension? Yes, No, Maybe.

Here is the complete video. Please discuss!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Lifting All That Weight: TGIF

Thanks to Austin Finnell for sending me the link for this awesome weightlifting and beer commercial.



Free PBR to the first person who identifies the weightlifter in the commercial.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Drop Ins Welcome

If you are an experienced weightlifter (whether from a Crossfit affiliate or USAW athlete) and you find yourself in Boulder on business, vacation, looking over CU etc. feel free to drop in for a workout. Just drop us an e-mail to give us a heads up. Drop in charges are listed on the right side of this page. If you are here for a week or more, we can work out a special rate.

Last summer David was in town for his daughter's softball tournament (the Colorado Sparkler) and stopped by to get a few workouts in. I was happy to hear from David again this year and he stopped by our new facility yesterday to get a workout in.

Watching David warm up I commented that hadn't remembered him being a splitter. He replied, "Yeah, last year I was in Boulder training and this coach named Randy Hauer showed me the split and encouraged me to try it. I like it, it works for me so I never went back to the squat style."

Oops. Very funny and a little bit embarrassing that I had forgotten that, but it just goes to show you never know what coaching tip might make a difference. Or when. Or how much.
Great to see you again David! I'll remember next year if you pass through Boulder again.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Meet Prep Clinic

Flatirons Crossfit Weight Room
Sunday July 15th, 9am - 12 Noon
$100 tuition
(FCFSC and FWLC members get discount, see Randy!)

This clinic is designed to help you successfully plan for your next (or first!) weightlifting competition. We will go over what you will need to bring for a weightlifting meet, how to work with your coach to plan and execute your warmups and attempts. We will also go over the basic competition rules, procedures and practices that you should be familiar with.

This is not a beginners weightlifting class. It is a hands on, practical event so bring your lifting shoes. We will spend the bulk of our time lifting, coaching technique and working up to your planned opening attempts for a weightlifting meet. This is a great clinic to get some final preparation in for the Rocky Mtn State Games Weightlifting Meet July 28th in Colorado Springs.

This clinic is limited to 12 participants.

Register now!