The Functional Athlete’s Olympic Lifting Camp will focus on the two major Olympic Lifts. The Clean and Jerk & the Snatch. This level 1 class will focus on the basics of Olympic Lifting for ages 14 and up. Olympic Lifting will build more explosive strength, range of motion, & core strength and control for athletes and fitness Fanatics alike. Any sport can benefit from this style of training with greater strength, speed & hip and core explosiveness. We will also work on some of the major strength lifts in olympic lifting including kettlebells and metabolic conditioning. The focus of this class is to make you a better more well rounded athlete and fitness FAnatic.
Recommended for the Camp:
1. A roll of 1.5 inch cloth athletic tape (can be bought at the dollar store)
2. Olympic Lifting Shoes if possible – or a flat shoe such as chuck taylors or flat cross training gym shoes- NO RUNNING SHOES.
3. Athletic Pants are advised, if not high socks that cover the shin. Shorts are not recommended for this class unless worn with high socks.
This class will be taught by Jerry Owen, PHD CSCS, who has 21 years of experience as a strength & conditioning coach & is a certified USA Weightlifting level 2 coach. … Read more...
The Functional Athlete’s Strength and Conditioning Classes were developed for athletes who are dedicated to their chosen sport. During the earliest days of the Functional Athlete, Coach Steve realized that in order to help athletes and fitness FAnatics reach their goals, we, at the Functional Athlete needed to be able to offer a program where the athletes could find a place they could train for the long haul. Strength training is a marathon and results do not happen overnight, contrary to what the fitness industry and some strength coaches will tell you. That was when he realized that in order for the athlete’s to reach their full potential they had to find a place to train year around and be able to call their second home. He also realized how expensive and in some cases unaffordable private training can be, so he offered The Pillar of The Functional Athlete’s Famous Strength and Conditioning class that has been developing Athletes of all levels for nearly a decade.
In The Functional Athlete’s Strength & Conditioning Classes we have developed our own hybrid-training program for each athlete based on our periodization model of proven phases & blocks of training. Our training program has an emphasis on functional movement using all 5 human movements: level change, pushing, pulling, rotation, and propulsion while performing multi-joint exercises that mimic the body’s natural physical movements during athletic competition using all three muscle actions; sagittal, frontal & transverse.… Read more...