What is FLIGHT School and why did we make it?
There's no doubt that Olympic Weightlifting is probably one of the hardest and most difficult sports to learn. With much to think about and practice, it can be down-right intimidating to even get started. And if even if you do get started, the difficulty of learning and frustration of not knowing what to do to get better can make you give it up really quickly, especially if you don't have a coach to show you how.
Honestly, that's the BEST way to get better at the Olympic lifts. Find an experienced coach and ask them to help teach you how to snatch, clean and jerk and over time with practice you can get really good.
But not everyone has access to a coach nearby. Experienced Weightlifting coaches are still really hard to find. If you're really determined, you can try to teach yourself by watching YouTube or Instagram videos but that will only get you so far (trust me, I've been there and done that).
If you really want learn you need to find someone to explain and show you good technique. Someone to show you how to get into a good start position, how to finish the pull, how to pull under the bar with confidence and speed in the snatch and clean and how to dip & drive so you can get that Jerk PR you've been chasing.
This is why we created FLIGHT School.
We wanted to create a hands-on, easy-to-follow and entertaining way to learn exactly how to snatch, clean and jerk with really good technique to help the athletes in our FLIGHT Weightlifting program.
We didn't want our athletes to continue to use YouTube to learn how to lift weights. We didn't want them to worry about having to teach themselves and worry about whether they are learning it wrong.
We wanted to show and train them how to lift properly right from Day 1, as if they walked into a barbell club and started working directly with the coach while making sure to hammer and detail the basics for beginners but also cover concepts for intermediate and even advanced lifters to fine-tune their technique.
We also didn't want to bore your ass off. Because who wants to sit through a bunch of boring videos? We tried to make it as fun as possible. There's gonna be jokes, some funny cues from Kurt, and bloopers just to make the entire learning process more fun because that's just how we like to do it at Shrugged.
We also wanted to give aspiring weightlifting, strength and/or CrossFit® coaches a good resource to help them simplify teaching the lifts to their own athletes.
We brought all of our experience as coaches, lifters and what we've learned working with other coaches like Justin Thacker, Travis Mash, and Diane Fu and put it into one package that we're now releasing separately from the FLIGHT program so that you can improve your technique regardless of whatever training program you're doing or path you're on.
It's our way of spreading the good word about the snatch, clean and jerk and helping as many as we can become successful and accomplish their goals and aspirations in this sport.
And by the end of the course you will have learned:
- The major points of good technique and performance for the Snatch, Clean and Jerk
- The progressions for learning the Snatch and Clean from the floor as well as the Jerk
- The points of performance for each of the key positions of the Snatch, Clean and Jerk
- Technique drills for the movements in the each progression
- How to properly warm-up and practice technique for the Snatch, Clean and Jerk
- How to adjust the progression and drills if you lack the proper mobility
- What good and not-so good technique or positions look like.
- How and when to address common errors or flaws with the Snatch, Clean or Jerk with drills and cuesin yourself and others
- How and when to address common errors or flaws with the Snatch, Clean or Jerk with strength or accessory work in yourself and other
It's all focused on helping transform you in a better weightlifter so you can hit PRs on your Snatch, Clean and Jerk more often and look like damn Sexual Tyrannosaurus when you do it..just like me :)
Keep reading below to learn exactly how we're going to help you do all that.