Olympic Weightlifting Specialty Programs
The Weightlifting Specialty Programs are written for specific applications in developing the Olympic lifts. Each of these programs have been performed by our athletes to produce ridiculous results including National champions and world team members at every level!
In this 4-week program we will give you lift variations and programming cues that will facilitate specific attention to detail on the most important aspects of each lift. Get on the road to better technique now!
This 8-week Peak Program will not only give you the right volume, but give you variations to hone in your technique to hit a that massive total on the day of competition!
The 8-week long Strong Legs Program will hammer your squats, building a ridiculously strong base that will carry over to all your other lifts. Get ready to squat a ton and build those massive legs!
The 4-week Perfect Catch Program is designed to develop a consistent catch that you can depend on. Be confident when you throw the bar overhead that it will be in the perfect position by using the specific variations built into this program.
This 4-week post-peak program will help you build back a base so that you can realign towards your goals and conquer whatever training lies ahead!
With the 4-week Jerk Improvement Program we will drive home catching in a stable position in your jerk, strengthening everything from your abs on the dip to a massive drive, to a consistent catch overhead!
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The sport of Olympic Weightlifting is extremely demanding. It is demanding on an athlete’s time; it is demanding on the athlete’s body; it is demanding on the athlete’s mind. It requires time away from friends, countless hours in the gym and on the platform repetitively completing the same two movements over and over and over again...
You have an athlete with ground to make up, they have goals and direction in training, but you believe these goals are attainable and they have your support as a coach. What must be done to conquer the opposition? What are the LITTLE THINGS that an athlete can do that the more “elite” won’t be doing?
I rolled my eyes, this happens more than people realize. On a regular basis we get direct messages of athletes wanting to come train, they want to be full-time, hit their goals and become champions. And then they come to Garage Strength. They step into a world of absurd intensity and accountability. They engage with a culture like no other. Maybe they train once, possibly twice and then disappear, never to be seen or heard from again.
Over the last year, Kate Wehr has been bouncing between two different weight classes. After the new weight classes were established during the summer of 2018, Kate and I decided to try and drop down to 55k for the end of 2018 and for the competition year of 2019. She is an excellent lifter, she has made teams at the youth level, she has made the Junior World team, she has made tremendous strides in training even while working a job at Cracker Barrel and while going to college full-time.
It’s the sixth attempt, the meet is on the line, a two kilogram PR in the clean and jerk will capture the US National title. Deep down inside, the coach knows the athlete likely does not have the strength to hit this jerk. The coach believes the athlete can stand it up, but when they’re at the top, they may lose tension during the dip, collapse forward and drive the jerk forward. Confidence is low BUT the weight needs to be put on the bar to win that title!