Olympic Lifting Clinic with Anna Martin


Olympic Lifting Clinic with Anna Martin

Date: Saturday, August 31st, 11:30am (will last approximately 3-4 hours) Cost:  The seminar is $60 per person with a minimum of 5 people Registration:  To sign up for this seminar go to www.oliftingadvantage.com/services and scroll down to the bottom. You can click on your gym seminar and click pay now. Anna Martin’s Bio:

Anna has been an Olympic-style Weightlifting since the age of 14. She has been lifting for 19 years now. She has placed in the top three at every National Championships and American Open from 2001 to 2006 and won the Collegiate National Championship in 2005. In 2006 she was ranked number 11 in the United States. She lifted for the United States in Mexico City and Guatemala City and placed 2nd place in Mexico City’s Olympic Festival. In 2004, she was the first alternate to the Olympic Trials and in 2006 she lifted in the World Team Trials. Her all time best lifts are 80kg (176lbs) Snatch and 100kg (220lbs) Clean and Jerk. As a coach, she was able to coach at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and Marquette, MI. She then coached Team Wesley in St. Joseph, MO for a year and had 8 School-age National Champions and one girl that qualified for an International Weightlifting meet. Since then she has started her own team and has had over 25 National Champions and many best lifters. In 2008, she was named AAU Coach of the Year and was invited out to coach the School-age Christmas camp and be the head Women’s coach that was held in Colorado Springs. More recently she was invited to Colorado Springs again to coach the School-age camp in July. Also this fall one of the Master lifters she coaches, qualified for the Master’s World Championships. Lastly, if you would like to see a video of Anna lifting go to http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y_v4SNLvHlg

Anna’s coaching certifications are USA Weightlifting Club and Senior Coach, CSCCa (Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches assoc), LWC Referee

In a typical seminar, Anna will start with the Clean and break down the lift piece by piece, then the Jerk and finally the Snatch. She is a firm believer that the better the technique is, the easier the lift is for the athlete to do. She also teaches several technique drills to make you faster and fix different technique problems. Lastly, she has a video program where she films each individuals lift and then slows it down, puts lines on it so that each athlete can see what they are doing and what they need to work on. Lastly, she works with each individual on what drills would be best for them to do, to fix whatever issue they are having. If you want copies of the videos, she will email them at the end of the seminar.