FROM THE BLOG
Unprecedented Coaches Clinic Announced
UPDATE: The event registration is live.SAVE THE DATE: On Dec 16-18, Waxman's Gym and Norwood Weightlifting are presenting a 3-day clinic for coaches with Dmitry Klokov, Ilya Ilyin, and Vasiliy Polovnikov. It will also feature the former head coach of Poland and current U.S. national coach Zygmunt Smalcerz. Between them this weightlifting dream team has set world records and won medals (including gold) from multiple... Read more...
Vasiliy Polovnikov clean and jerking 200 kg at Waxman's Gym
From day 2 of our training camp with the Russians from Norwood Weightlifting this past weekend:
Weightlifting Class Registration is Live
Regisration is live for our new weightlifting classes. Follow this link to learn more and register.
Coming in 2014: Weeknight Weightlifting Classes
We are excited to announce that in 2014, we will be offering weeknight weightlifting classes. The classes will include options to work on mobility, technique, and training. See here to learn more about our new classes.
Exclusive 3-Day Training Camp with Russian Champions
Exclusive 3-Day Training Camp with Apti Aukhadov and Vasiliy Polovnikov!We're excited to announce that we'll be hosting an exclusive 3-day training camp led by Apti and Vasiliy at our gym on Nov 21-23, 2013. Come learn training secrets from the legendary Russian training system to help you become a better weightlifter. Each training day you will practice and refine your technique using the Russians' most... Read more...
We're hosting Russian Champs Apti Aukhadov and Vasiliy Polovnikov
We're excited to announce that we'll be hosting Russian champions and multiple-time international medal winners Apti Aukhadov and Vasiliy Polovnikov when they come to Southern California in November! We'll be presenting a series of events to be announced shortly. Be first to learn more about the events here.Apti Aukhadov is an Olympic silver medalist (2012), European champion (2013) and current contender for the... Read more...
Final Teams Announced for Affiliate Weightlifting Invitational
As of today, all 10 teams that will be participating in this year's Affiliate Weightlifting Invitational have been announced. We are thrilled to be hosting the following top CF Affiliates who will compete for cash, prizes, and bragging rights on November 3! You can learn more about the Invitational here.
The Science of Ankle Extension in Jumping and Weightlifting
DID YOU KNOW? Scientific literature on the biomechanics of the vertical jump sheds light on the role of the ankle in weightlifting. It explains why active extension at the ankle during weightlifting is not a mere style preference nor executed just to add last-minute height to the bar. Just as in maximal weightlifting, maximal vertical jumping depends on creating maximal vertical velocity of the center of mass at the... Read more...