29 Jan 16



MA Strenght Chinese weightlifting seminar

Start date
29 January 2016
Start time
End date
30 January 2016
End time
CrossFit OLONA
via San Gaetano, 7
Zip code
Registration page
Athlete price
350 Euro one seminar, 550 two seminars (early bird till 12/31/15)

About the event

The Ma Strength team is coming Italy! We are hosting 2 clinics over this weekend. The first is our Chinese Weightlifting Technique Clinic which is a practical, hands-on seminar that introduces the fundamental elements behind Chinese weightlifting technique to improve snatch, clean, and jerk technique under the guidance of expert coaches at Ma Strength: Ma Jianping and Manuel Buitrago. In this unique weightlifting clinic you will:

Learn Chinese weightlifting technique using Coach Ma’s learning progression for the snatch, clean, and jerk,
Have your lifting evaluated individually and within a group setting to learn from others, and
Practice this style of lifting with weights attendees feel comfortable with while receiving verbal cues from experienced coaches.

The technique clinic is also approved by the NSCA and eligble for 0.7 CEU to CSCSs and CPTs. The second seminar is a coaches workshop which is primarily a lecture-based seminar for coaches who want to enhance their coaching skills. Experienced athletes who want to improve their understanding of weightlifting techniques are welcomed as well, however we strongly recommend attending our technique seminar to be familiar with fundamental technique and assistance movements. Past topics have included

An overview of the Chinese weightlifting system
Training philosophy & programming
Gender differences in training
Assistance exercises for snatch, clean, and jerk
Programming design for beginner, intermediate, and advanced lifters
An overview of recovery methods

In both seminars, all attendees should expect to learn Chinese weightlifting methods as taught in sports schools throughout China. These are very practical, hands-on clinics for athletes of all levels who want to improve their ability to perform the lifts and coaches who want to learn an alternative way of approaching the snatch, clean, and jerk. Olympic weightlifters, Cross Fitters, trainers, and coaches are welcomed.

Who: All experience levels, including beginners, are welcome.*
Date/Time for Coaching Workshop: January 29 4pm-8pm (tentative)
Date/Time for Technique Clinic: January 30 9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Single Session Rates (either technique clinic OR coaching workshop)

Early Bird (before 12/31/15): €350.00
After 12/31/15: €400

Combined Rates (both technique clinic AND coaching workshop)

Early Bird (before 12/31/15): €550.00
After 12/31/15: €650

For those who need assistance with travel and accommodations, you can also purchase a logistic package that fits your needs:

Logistic package 1 (transfer from/to airport, lunch and dinner, one hotel night): €200
Logistic package 2 (transfer from/to airport, 2 lunches and 2 dinners, two hotel nights): €300

Where: CrossFit OLONA, Via San Gaetano 7, 20025 Legnano (MI) Italy
GPS 45.575691, 8.924597

For more information, contact Andrea De Bernardi at a.debernardi@purepharma.com or Manuel Buitrago at chineseweightlifting@gmail.com. If you plan to receive CEU credits, please contact Manuel upon registration.

*Note: This clinic teaches material that may be new to many individuals regardless of experience level; however you must be able to overhead squat, front squat, and be able to perform a full snatch and full clean with an empty bar in order to participate fully.


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