Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Olympic Weightlifting

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 08-13-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
Paul Park
New Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 10
Default Looking for Feedback on a Beginner's Program


I was hoping to get some feedback on a beginner's program that I have written.

A little background:

My girlfriend and I run a small weightlifting club in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada. We are both relatively new to Weightlifting. We both got into CrossFit (myself about 5 years ago, 3 years for her) but over the last two years, we slowly gravitated more towards weightlifting and we somehow inherited the club here in Moose Jaw. We are not trained or educated in physical activity (i'm a school teacher, she's a lab tech) so our education and experience is limited. We are both very active in sports and I coach various sports at the middle school level. Between us we have various CrossFit and Weightlifting certs. We are both NCCP Level 1 Weightlifting Coaches.

Recently, due to lack of money, we had to relocate. We were lucky enough to strike a deal with our local YMCA who gave us a room to set up shop.

Once I had learned that we would be working out of the Y, I anticipated that we would get more exposure and therefore, more laypeople wanting to try Weightlifting. I thought it would be a good idea to draft a beginner's program. I anticipated that we would see some very unconditioned people coming through our doors. We needed a program that would take a layperson who did not have any strength background, had limited mobility, etc, and get them up to speed on our movements.

I've been a fan of both Catalyst and Robb Wolf's so I was familiar with the Nicky's On-ramp program and I knew I wanted to do something similar in order to deliberately and intelligently indoctrinate people into weightlifting.

What I came up with is an amalgamation of several programs - I'm sure you'll see for yourself where I've borrowed ideas. My aim was to design a program that was progressive in terms of skill, strength, and mobility.

I've pasted a link to the overview of our program. It is a Google Doc so everybody is free and encouraged to edit and add comments, if you wish. It tracks changes so even if you deleted everything and pasted the recipe to New England Clam Chowder, I'd still have all previous versions so don't be afraid to make changes or plaster it with comments. The more the merrier.

Thanks for your time.

Paul Park is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
Products & Services
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator