Weightlifting Clinic – Sintra, Portugal

Registration Open

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Use Chinese weightlifting methods to improve your 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.

Attendees should expect to learn Chinese weightlifting technique as taught in sports schools throughout China and learn an intuitive way to teach this lifting style others. This is a very practical hands-on clinic for experienced athletes 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. This is a 2-day seminar so participants will practice the snatch on Saturday and CJ on Sunday. We will be drilling A LOT so be prepared to lift and be prepared to learn.

Who: All experience levels, including beginners, are welcome.*
Date/Time for Technique Clinic: May 7-8,  9am-2pm
Rate: €450.00
Where: CrossFit 2725, Zona Industrial da Abrunheira, Fabrica de Ceramica Viuva Lamego, 2810-089, Abrunheira, Sintra


Chinese Weightlifting



For more information or if you have trouble registering, contact Paulo Cura at crossfit2725@gmail.com, for other questions about the seminar please email Manuel Buitrago at chineseweightlifting@gmail.com. If you plan to receive CEU credits, please contact Manuel upon registration.

*Note: The technique seminar is approved by the NSCA and NASM so CPTs and CSCSs can earn 0.7 CEUs toward their accreditation. This clinic 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.