Los Angeles' Weightlifting Gym

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PROGRAMMING

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MEMBERSHIPS

We offer two types of membership: classes and custom coaching.
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2014 CALENDAR

(Want to host a clinic/seminar at your gym? Contact us.) 

September 13-14
USAW Level 1 Certification Course (Waxman's Gym)
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September 16
Next session of weightlifting BASICS begins
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October 25
LWC Championship meet

November 1
Members-Only Meet (Waxman's Gym)

November 2
2nd Annual Affiliate Weightlifting Invitational (Waxman's Gym)
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November 10
Veterans Day (limited gym hours)

November 27-29 
Thanksgiving (closed)

December 6-7
USAW Level 1 Certification Course (Waxman's Gym)
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December 12-14
American Open (D.C.)

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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FROM THE BLOG


Inside our Weightlifting BASICS Course, Class 9
09/30/2014

[For more than a year, we have been running a weightlifting BASICS course at our gym in Los Angeles. The course is designed to teach the snatch and clean & jerk to those who are new to the Olympic lifts. The course also works well for those with some snatch and clean & jerk experience who wish to revisit the fundamentals under the eyes of a professional coach. We are providing the following... Read more...

Sean Interview with Juggernaut Training Systems
09/12/2014

Sean participated in an interview from Juggernaut Training Systems entitled "5 Questions with Coach Sean Waxman." The questions (and Sean's responses) address a number of popular and controversial topics within US weightlifting. They include: 1. In your opinion, why is the triple extension more effective for weightlifters than the catapult technique? 2. What do you make of the idea of performing the Olympic lifts... Read more...

Inside our Weightlifting BASICS Course, Class 8
09/08/2014

[For more than a year, we have been running a weightlifting BASICS course at our gym in Los Angeles. The course is designed to teach the snatch and clean & jerk to those who are new to the Olympic lifts. The course also works well for those with some snatch and clean & jerk experience who wish to revisit the fundamentals under the eyes of a professional coach. We are providing the following... Read more...

Inside our Weightlifting BASICS Course, Class 7
09/07/2014

[For more than a year, we have been running a weightlifting BASICS course at our gym in Los Angeles. The course is designed to teach the snatch and clean & jerk to those who are new to the Olympic lifts. The course also works well for those with some snatch and clean & jerk experience who wish to revisit the fundamentals under the eyes of a professional coach. We are providing the following... Read more...

Never-Before-Seen-Video: 1st Annual Affiliate Invitational Meet
08/27/2014

[SAVE THE DATE: The 2nd Annual Affiliate Weightlifting Invitational Meet will be held at Waxman's Gym on November 2, 2014. See here for details.]Last November 2013, we hosted our 1st Annual Affiliate Weightlifting Invitational. We invited ten top CrossFit gyms in Southern California to send their best male and female lifter to compete in a weighltifting meet for cash, prizes and bragging rights. Below is... Read more...

Inside our Weightlifting BASICS Course, Class 6
08/26/2014

[For more than a year, we have been running a weightlifting BASICS course at our gym in Los Angeles. The course is designed to teach the snatch and clean & jerk to those who are new to the Olympic lifts. The course also works well for those with some snatch and clean & jerk experience who wish to revisit the fundamentals under the eyes of a professional coach. We are providing the following... Read more...

USA Weightlifting Makes National Meet Changes
08/18/2014

Due to massive growth in weightlifting in the US over the past several years, card carrying USA Weightlifting registered competitive lifters have increased in number as have registrants for national meets (e.g. Registered Senior lifters have tripled in the past two years alone). As a result, USAW has enacted new qualifying procedures for national meets (the original document is entitled Revised Qualification... Read more...

Weightlifting TECHNIQUE Class, Week of August 18
08/18/2014

In this week's weightlifting TECHNIQUE class (tonight 6:30 pm, note: Saturday 9:00 am) 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. Performed properly it will help you avoid one of the most common errors in the jerk - pushing the... Read more...