Los Angeles' Weightlifting Gym

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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.) 

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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June 14
Masters of Sport: Slivenko, Polovnikov, Durnev
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June 16-18
Training Camp: Secrets of Russian Champions
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June 28
Weightlifting Clinic for Autism Speaks
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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 (closed)

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 13
Columbus Day (limited gym hours)

October 19
Women's-Only Seminar
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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 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


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

[SAVE THE DATE: The 2nd Annual Affiliate Invitational Weightlifting Meet will be held at Waxman's Gym on November 2, 2014. Details will be released in the coming weeks]Last November 2013, we hosted our first Annual Affiliate Invitational Weightlifting Meet. We invited ten of top CrossFit gyms in Southern California to send their best male and female lifter to compete in a weighltifting meet for cash, prizes and... 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...

Weightlifting TECHNIQUE Class, Wed. Aug 13
08/13/2014

In this week's weightlifting TECHNIQUE classes (tonight 6:30 pm, Saturday 9:00 am), we work on helping you change directions quickly and pull yourself under the bar in the snatch. Doing this effectively requires a combination of full extension (to achieve the greatest stretch reflex at the hip - for many this is counter-intuitive), fast hips and feet, and aggressive arm action.If you have trouble changing... Read more...

Inside our Weightlifting BASICS Course, Class 5
08/12/2014

[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 4
08/07/2014

[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...

Weightlifting TECHNIQUE Class, Wed. Aug 6
08/06/2014

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...