The Apex Barbell Club (ABC) is a USA Weightlifting sanctioned club at Apex. The club provides an opportunity for athletes to focus on improving their technique and strength of the Olympic lifts, specifically, the Snatch, Clean & Jerk, and their variations. The ABC is for any individual that would like to focus on weightlifting as a part of their training while greatly improving their strength and lean muscle mass. Keith , USA Weightlifting Coach, will be coaching all sessions and writing the programming for ABC athletes. The training program will follow 7/8-week cycles. Athletes must join the 7/8-week cycle from the start- no late entries allowed. Each week, 3 workouts will be programmed. Typical training days will run for approximately 1 hour in length and involve 3-4 lifts.
This class is open to all members and the public. All ability, fitness and experience levels are welcome, but the class may be capped.
Athletes will learn the movements in detail, incorporate drills for each lift, and giving an opportunity to analyze their technique on video to help get a better sense of what’s going right, what’s going wrong and how their mechanics can be improved to maximize their lifts.
*Pre-requisite - Apex Fundamentals (A 2 session training period that prepares athletes for the ABC) Athletes may take Apex Fundamentals multiple times at half price for each training period but this is not required. Once you have complete Apex Fundamentals you may participate in any and all Apex Barbell Clubs.
Weightlifting is NOT dangerous, it does NOT make women bulky and manly-looking, it is NOT a group of “meat-heads” here, and it is NOT required to lift heavy!