Level I, II, & III Seminars – Lancaster, PA

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For the first time, Ma Strength comes to Pennsylvania for 3 seminars over this weekend!

Level I:

The first is the Level I Seminar on Chinese weightlifting technique which is a practical, hands-on seminar that introduces the fundamental technical elements to improve  snatch, clean, and jerk technique under the guidance of expert coaches at Ma Strength. In this unique weightlifting clinic you will:

  • Learn Chinese weightlifting technique using China’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.

Level II:

Next is our Level II seminar. The first portion of this seminar is primarily lecture-based for coaches who want to enhance their coaching skills. Experienced athletes who want to improve their understanding of weightlifting techniques are welcomed as well. The latter portion covers coaching cues for implementing Chinese weightlifting technique through hands-on instruction and group critique. Instructors can shadow if they wish not to lift or can use a video of their athlete for critique. Participants wishing to take Level II must take Level I first!

In this seminar, you will learn:

  1. A basic overview of the Chinese weightlifting system
  2. Training philosophy & biomechanics
  3. Coaching methods & best practices
  4. Programming design for beginner, intermediate, and advanced lifters
  5. Gender differences in training
  6. Hands on coaching practice

Level III:

Finally,  we have our Level III seminar. The first portion of this seminar is primarily lecture-based for coaches and athletes who want to enhance their understanding about assistance movements.  The latter portion covers coaching cues for implementing bodybuilding, strength training, and assistance movements through hands-on instruction and group critique. Instructors can shadow if they wish not to lift or can use a video of their athlete for critique. Participants wishing to take Level III must take Level I and II first!

In this seminar, you will learn:

  1. Best practices for programming strength training
  2. A basic framework for choosing assistance movements
  3. Biomechanical analysis of muscular groups
  4. Hands on practice with frequently used bodybuilding, strength training, and assistance movements.

Registration Information

Current participants must attend the Level I before attending Level II, and they must attend Level II before Level III. seminar. Past participants can attend any individual seminar. In each 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. Coaches can shadow during the seminar if they wish to not lift.

Who: All experience levels, including beginners, are welcome.*
Date/Time for Level I: March 17: 9am – 1pm, 130pm – 6pm
Date/Time for Level II: March 18: 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 3pm
Date/Time for Level III: March 18: 330pm – 830pm

Rates:

  • Level I, or II, or III Seminar: $300
  • Level I and II Combo: $475
  • Level I, II, & III Combo: $650

Where: Chupacabra Crossfit, 645 Lancaster Pike, New Providence, PA 17560
Registration: Please Register Here

If you have any questions please message Tina Byler at tina.rocksports@gmail.com or Ma Strength at chineseweightlifting@gmail.com. If you plan to receive CEU credits, please contact Ma Strength upon registration.

*Note: The Level I and II are approved by the NASM so CPTs can earn 0.7 for seminar CEUs toward their accreditation. This seminar teaches material that may be new to many individuals regardless of experience. While no level of experience is required, 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.