Los Angeles' Weightlifting Gym



We now offer instructional, mobility, and training classes. You can join via monthly membership and/or class pass.
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We offer two types of membership: classes and custom coaching.
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We post free daily programming on WeightliftingWOD.com.
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(Want to host a clinic/seminar at your gym? Contact us.) 

January 25-26 
American Recordmakers/LA Fit Expo (Los Angeles, CA)

February 15
Meet hosted by E2OlyFit (San Marcos, CA)

February 17
President's Day (limited gym hours)

March 8
Meet hosted by Chikara Sports (Whittier, CA)

March 22-23
USAW Level 1 Certification Course (Waxman's Gym)
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March 29
Meet - Waxman's Gym Spartakiade (Waxman's Gym)
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April 6
Legendary Competitor Weightlifting Meet (Location TBD)

April 13
Women's Only Weightlifting Seminar (Waxman's Gym)
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Competition Team Open Tryouts
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May 3
Members-Only meet (Waxman's Gym)

May 17-18
Meet hosted by Team CrossFit Academy (Monrovia)

May 23-25
CrossFit So Cal Regionals (Del Mar)

May 26
Memorial day (limited gym hours)

June 7-8

USAW Level 1 Certification Course (Waxman's Gym)
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July 4
Independence Day (limited gym hours)

July 17-20
USAW National Championships (Salt Lake City, UT)

August 17
Women's-Only Seminar
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September 1
Labor Day (limited gym hours)

September 13-14
USAW Level 1 Certification Course (Waxman's Gym)
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September 27
Members-Only meet (Waxman's Gym)

October 13
Columbus Day (limited gym hours)

October 19
Women's-Only Seminar
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November 1
Meet (Waxman's Gym)

November 2
2nd Annual Affiliate Weightlifting Invitational (Waxman's Gym)

November 10
Veterans Day (limited gym hours)

November 27-29 
Thanksgiving (closed)

We are a private gym specializing in:
  • Teaching beginners how to lift properly
  • Fixing inefficient lifting technique
  • Developing competitive weightlifters and crossfitters
  • Helping coaches learn how to teach Olympic lifts
  • Getting people strong
Our gym is different from any other in Southern California. We provide world-class coaching in an old-school environment featuring Olympic weightlifting and barbell training.

We get you moving through proper ranges of motion and help you develop efficient lifting technique. Then we get you strong as hell!

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Weightlifting TECHNIQUE Class, Wed. Apr 16

In tonight's weightlifting TECHNIQUE class (6:30pm), we continue working on the jerk. We'll be working with a series of drills to help with pushing/lowering your body down under the bar (rather than pressing-out the lift with your arms). Not only will this increase your ability to make your jerks more consistently, it will improve your ability to change direction and improve coordination of your... Read more...

Weightlifting TECHNIQUE Class, Wed. Apr 9

In tonight's weightlifting TECHNIQUE class (6:30pm), we continue working on the jerk. We'll be working with a series of drills to help you find the proper foot position in the split. This is important to enable you to get down under the bar while maintaining a strong and stable position with the bar overhead. It will also help you improve general athletic qualities like balance, speed, and accuracy.If you... Read more...

Open Competition Team Tryouts

We are holding open tryouts to fill spots on our weightlifting team this Sunday, April 13 at 1:30 pm. You can read more about it here. 

Weightlifting TECHNIQUE Class, Wed. Apr. 2

In tonight's weightlifting TECHNIQUE class, we return to the jerk. We'll be working with a series of drills to help with proper mechanics of the dip and the drive.   A proper dip and drive helps you raise the height of the bar relying primarily on your legs and, if performed properly, will help you avoid one of the most common errors in the jerk - pushing the bar forward and missing the lift because the... Read more...

Team Performance at March 29 Spartakiade

(Photos provided by Dey Kim of CrossFit Radiance)Our weightlifting team competed in a sanctioned meet at home this past Saturday (the Waxman's Gym Spartakiade). It was a fun day of lifting alongside friends from other clubs including Code 3 Athletics, Barbarian Barbell Club, Team CrossFit Academy, and Too Strong Barbell Club. While there were some individual highlights, our team's percentage of made lifts was much... Read more...

March 29 Spartakiade

The start list for Saturday's meet is available here. We currently have 22 lifters registered, spread across 2 open sessions. We are also having a youth technique-only competition before the open sessions begin.The open sessions will be a mix of weight classes and (in the case of the first session) genders. We will determine overall winners of the meet based on top Sinclair total. After the last session, we... Read more...

Weightlifting TECHNIQUE Class, Wed. Mar 19

In tonight's weightlifting TECHNIQUE class (6:30 pm), we work on how to generate better power in the explosion phase of the snatch. Maximal power generation in the explosion phase requires heavy emphasis on your legs as the prime vertical force producer. Properly executed, efficient explosion helps give you enough height on the bar to get under it, esp. as the weight gets heavier. It also helps develop... Read more...

Weightlifting TECHNIQUE Class, Wed. Mar 12

In tonight's weightlifting TECHNIQUE class (6:30 pm), we return to work on the snatch. We begin with a series of drills designed to help you find the starting position best suited for your body. We'll also work on breaking the bar off the floor using your legs (not your back or arms) as the primary mover.If you'd like to improve your technique in the snatch, come join us for... Read more...