Olympic Lifting

Instructional Fitness Classes

Introduction to Olympic Weightlifting is a class for the beginner weight lifter. In this class you’ll learn the basics to the ‘Hang Clean’ and associated assisted lifts. This will include Hang Clean Pull, Romanian Deadlift, Front Squat, Back Squat, and Push Press. Safety protocols and performance benefits will also be discussed. This class will qualify you to purchase access to the Olympic Weightlifting Studio during Reserved Rec hours.

Completing all 2 classes and/or displaying knowledge of all lifts and safety protocols is mandatory to use the Olympic Weightlifting Studio during drop-in hours.  After completing the course, participants will receive two (2) Olympic Lifting session credits.

Class Schedule
Dates Days Time Fee Register
4/11-4/13 MW 12:00PM – 2:00PM $35 Register

Class Notes

Upcoming Clinics
Weightlifting Clinic – Clean

This clinic progresses the lifter through the technique of the clean and accessory exercises. This includes the front squat,RDL, clean pulls, and squat and power cleans from various starts. This clinic is recommended for the beginning weightlifter as well as the experienced weightlifter who seeks advice on technique, mobility, warm-up optimization and/or exercise selection.This class will qualify you to purchase access to the Weightlifting Studio during Reserved Rec hours.

Class Schedule

Dates Days Time Fee Register
4/6 Wed 4:00PM – 5:00PM $10/$15 Register

Class Notes

Weightlifting Clinic – Snatch

This clinic progresses the lifter through the technique of the snatch and accessory exercises. This includes the overhead squat, snatch balance, snatch pulls, and squat and power snatches from various starts. This clinic is recommended for the beginning weightlifter as well as the experienced weightlifter who seeks advice on technique, mobility, warm-up optimization and/or exercise selection. This class will qualify you to purchase access to the Weightlifting Studio during Reserved Rec hours.

Class Schedule

Dates Days Time Fee Register
4/8 Fri 4:00PM – 5:00PM $10/$15 Register

Class Notes

Weightlifting Clinic – Squat

This clinic progresses the lifter through the technique of the Squat and accessory exercises. This includes warmup corrective exercises, mobility work, advice on self-cuing, and identification of strengths and weaknesses and will touch on technique differences between high bar and low bar squatting. This clinic is recommended for the beginning weightlifter, powerlifter or fitness enthusiast as well as the experienced powerlifter who seeks advice on technique, mobility, warmup optimization and/or exercise selection.This class will qualify you to purchase accesses to the Weightlifting Studio during Reserved Rec hours.

Class Schedule

Dates Days Time Fee Register
4/13 Wed 4:00PM – 5:00PM $10/$15 Register

Class Notes

Weightlifting Clinic – Deadlift

This clinic progresses the lifter through the technique of the Deadlift and accessory exercises. This includes warmup corrective exercises, mobility work, advice on self cuing, and identification of strengths and weaknesses. This clinic is recommended for the beginning powerlifter or fitness enthusiast as well as the experienced powerlifter who seeks advice on technique mobility, warmup optimization and/or exercise selection. This class will qualify you to purchase access to the Weightlifting Studio during Reserved Rec hours.

Class Schedule

Dates Days Time Fee Register
4/15 Fri 4:00PM – 5:00PM $10/$15 Register

Class Notes

Weightlifting Clinic – Jerk 

This clinic progresses the lifter through the technique of the Jerk and accessory exercises.  This includes warmup corrective exercises, advice on choosing a jerk style and development exercises.  This clinic is recommended for the beginning weightlifter as well as the experienced weightlifter who seeks advice on technique, mobility, warmup optimization and/or exercise selection.  This class will qualify you to purchase access to the Weightlifting Studio during Reserved Rec hours.

Class Schedule

Dates Days Time Fee Register
4/20 Wed 4:00PM – 5:00PM $10/$15 Register

Class Notes

In-Person Sign Up Available

Should you prefer to fill out a paper application you can download a Registration Form, complete it and return it to the Rec Sports Customer Service Center at the Recreational Sports Facility, 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-4420 or fax it to (510) 642.8343.