Los Angeles' Weightlifting Gym


Submit your videos and get remote technique feedback via our new Technique Check Club.
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We provide remote programming for individuals and groups.
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We offer two types of membership: classes and custom coaching.
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(Want to host a clinic/seminar at your gym? Contact us.) 

Jan 9-11
OC Throwdown PR Clinics (Costa Mesa)

Feb 7-9
American Recordmakers meet (LA Convention Center)

Feb 12-15
Juniors National Championships (Oklohoma)
Feb 22
No Pressure Open (Waxman's Gym)
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Feb 28-Mar 1
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Course (Waxman's Gym)
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Mar 6-8
Arnold's (Ohio)

Mar 22 or 29
Southern California Championship meet (Location TBD)

Apr 4
Members-Only meet (Waxman's Gym)

Apr 10-12
Masters National Championships (Monrovia, CA)

Remaining evets TBA shortly...

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 Class Updates/Changes for 2015

Based on member feedback, we are making the following adjustments to our weightlifting classes, effective Jan 5, 2015: We are combining our TECHNIQUE and TRAINING classes into one. No longer must you worry about which class type is right for you. Now all our regular classes will offer both programming tracks so you can attend any class session and still focus on your priorities (just technique vs. technique + weight... Read more...

Ali Ludwig PR C&J 100kg


Hassle Free Meet Videos

We had the pleasure of traveling to Abe Lincoln High School in San Francisco for the Hassle Free Barbell Club Record Breakers meet on December 21. From our gym, Maykel Ruiz went 5/6 (see video) and lifted well-above the American records in the snatch, c&j, and total. There's a photo gallery from the meet posted on our FB page. We also captured the following lifts on video. 

Russian Knee Wraps Back in Stock

We just received a fresh supply of Russian knee wraps. We have them available in green and black. Purchase yours here while supplies last!  

Maykel Ruiz Lifts Over American Record at Hassle Free BBC

Maykel traveled with Sean and Juan to the Hassle Free Barbell Club Record Breakers Meet on December 21, 2014. Maykel lifted well-above the current American records going 115x/115/118 kg in the snatch (6kg above the current American Record in the -56kg weight class) and 135/140/145 in the clean and jerk (10 kg above the American record). His total of 263 is 18kg above the current American Total record. Maykel won the... Read more...

2014 Weightlifting World Championships

We're compiling the archived sessions of the 2014 World Championships in Almaty below. You can choose which session to watch by clicking "playlist" in the upper left of the window below. Sessions will be added as they come available.  

Invitational Meet Shirts for Sale

We have a limited number of Invitational t-shirts available for purchase. The following sizes (quantities) remain: Men's: medium (2), large (2), xl (2), xxxl (1) Women's: small (5), medium (3), large (3) You can purchase for pickup at our gym or with shipping. We will not do another run of these shirts - once they are gone, they are gone.Click here to purchase.