The Mechanics of Weightlifting

For trainers looking to up their game and manage the benefit to risk of weightlifting


The
BIG LIFTS


Are sexy and any trainer worth their weight in salt understands their importance in client/athlete training.
But...

With the BIG LIFTS comes BIG RESPONSIBILITY
And the sad truth is this…

Not many trainers are ready to step up and meet that responsibility


LET ME EXPLAIN. 

There is no shortage of courses and workshops available to teach trainers:

  • How to perform the lifts.

  • How to coach the lifts.

  • How to program the lifts into client/athlete training.

But here’s the problem.

Most of these courses put the cart before the horse and fail to address the elephant in the room.

Which is?

Most trainers have no idea how to qualify a client/athlete for lifting and manage the benefit to risk of training.

Or put another way.

Most trainers have no idea how to perform a lift-specific assessment to determine:

  1. If the client/athlete has the orthopedic profile needed to safely meet the positional demands of each lift.

  2. If the client/athlete presents with any structural anomalies that contraindicate lift selection.

And…..

Without this information the trainer is flying blind and has no way of managing the benefit to risk of training.

Simply put.

Without first performing a lift-specific assessment the trainer has no way of knowing if the client/athlete needs:

  1. Joint and/or soft tissue mobilization techniques to address orthopedic profile restrictions

  2. Modifications to lift/technique based on structural limitations.

This is crazy, right? Yet trainers are coming out of these courses everyday and putting people at risk because they have not been taught how to perform this most important first step!

So how do we fix this?

We start by putting the horse back in front of the cart.

We start by teaching trainers how to perform a lift-specific assessment and manage the benefit to risk of training.

The Mechanics of Weightlifting was created for this very reason

This course amalgamates the fields of rehabilitation and strength & conditioning to provide trainers with the unique skill set to get the job done!


HERES WHAT YOU GET

Module 1

The Mechanics of Weightlifting

Learn how to qualify a client/athlete for each lift and a simple framework to manage the benefit to risk of training

  • Understanding positions 1-3 of the snatch.
  • Understanding positions 1-4 of the clean & jerk
  • How to use this information to perform a lift-specific assessment
  • How to use this information to troubleshoot common lift-related injuries.

Gordon Laurie

Australian Olympic Lifter and Weightlifting Coach

“FMA goes deep into the art and science of strength training. I highly recommend these courses to all personal trainers”


Murray Ballenden

Strength Coach & Co-owner of the Strong Room Crossfit

“My confidence as a trainer, my knowledge and ability as a trainer, and my income as a trainer, have all skyrocketed since doing the FMA courses. I’m amazed FMA is not compulsory for every trainer!”


Kiana Elliot

Elite Weightlifter, Australian Weightlifting Team

“I love how FMA breaks down the mechanics of the snatch and clean & jerk and teaches trainers a step by step approach to assessing, teaching and coaching each lift!”

Module 1 - The Mechanics of Weightlifting

FREE access to trainers ready to step up and manage the benefit to risk of lifting!


FREE Access (3-days)

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If you work with general population and/or athletes this information will be invaluable to your coaching model. But what if I don't coach anyone with the olympic lifts? No problem Everything we teach in this course has immediate application to all the other lifts used in the gym

We all know the olympic lifts play a huge role in Crossfit training. We also know the risk of injury is high if you can’t perform the assessments and interventions detailed in this course. Do i need to say more?

This course is perfect for anyone looking to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and strength & conditioning. This course will teach you how to understand each lift and identify the cause and contributing factors leading to injury. Without this understanding it is impossible to troubleshoot lift-related injuries and get the client/athlete back into lifting and training

Mike Nolan

Australian Olympic Lifter and Weightlifting Coach

“I strongly recommend FMA weightlifting to all trainers looking to use the olympic lifts with their clients. The lift-specific assessment and lift-specific intervention model has become the most powerful tool in my coaching arsenal!”


Martin Harlowe

Weightlifter and Strength & Conditioning Coach

“I strongly recommend FMA weightlifting to all trainers looking to use the olympic lifts with their clients. The lift-specific assessment and lift-specific intervention model has become the most powerful tool in my coaching arsenal!”


Cibeles De La Cruz

Weightlifter, Cross training Instructor

"These courses are the real deal! In my opinion FMA is #1 resource for trainers looking to master the olympic lifts and take their training to the next level"


Mark Buckley is best known for achieving what many experts in the fitness industry thought was impossible...


The amalgamation between the specialized fields of orthopedic rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and personal training. As the head of musculoskeletal rehabilitation at the Lower Hutt Hospital in New Zealand, Senior Faculty member of the C.H.E.K Institute, a consultant to professional athletes and sports teams around the world (including the All Blacks) and as the owner of a commercial gym in New Zealand, Mark acquired the unique skill set that allowed him to develop the FMA Strength Institute.

The FMA Strength Institute has become one of the most sought after certifications in Australia and is known for producing trainers of the highest caliber worldwide.

Due to the success of the FMA Strength Institute Mark has been invited to lecture in New Zealand, USA, Canada, Kuwait, Japan, China, Dubai, UK, Sweden and Mexico.

Mark is a key presenter at several fitness conferences around the world and is an education provider for large gym franchises such as Les Mills, in New Zealand, Fitness First and Fit and Fast in Australia

FREE Access (3-days)

Purchase the Full Course


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