This is just a reminder that there will be no JustLift classes at 5 or 7pm today as well as no JustFit at 7pm. Coaches Greg Chin and Nico Winter will be traveling to North Bay to coach six of our lifters at The Ray Hamilton Classic this Saturday (wish them luck!).
Our Saturday schedule will occur as normal with coach Nancy Kozorezova running all of our training programs.
Interesed in Weightlifting but have no experience? Fear not! We have the program for you.
JustLift Beginners is a brand new class offering designed specifically for the novice with no experience in the Olympic lifts. Lasting just an hour, this class is designed to teach the fundamental movement patterns and positions required to successfully, and confidentally execute the Snatch and Clean and Jerk. At the same time, participants will also develop a fundamental strength base, with an emphasis placed on leg, pulling, and overhead strength development.
If you’re interested in learning the lifts correctly from the very beginning, then, this is the class for you! We are the only club in Ottawa to offer a dedicated beginners program in the Olympic lifts.
JustLift Beginners is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6pm, and 9am on Saturdays.
We’ll be open for a couple classes on Labour Day. This will be the same as our normal Saturday schedule.
JustFit – 9am
JustLift – 10am
Other than that, rest up and enjoy the long weekend!
This is just a reminder to our members that, for this week, and possibly the next, the 9:30am Weightlifting session on weekdays has been canceled.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused, but can assure you that this is only being done in an effort to further improve your training experience at JustLift!
If you’re Nancy, Master Chief of the Quad Squad, sometimes straight weight just isn’t enough.
I could bore you here with careful, theoretical reasoning as to why adding chain to heavy squats is a nifty little trick to get you even stronger, but I won’t (because I’m sure I’ll end up doing it to you in the gym anyway). Instead I’ll say this: when you’re as experienced a lifter as Nancy is dynamic approaches like this matter, and can make all the difference in getting you better. As an added bonus, you’re also rewarded with looking like a weightlifting badass (although it’ll be tough to equal Nancy in this regard). It’s one of the perks that comes with being dedicated to your training as long as she has.
Nicole Duchesne (16 y/o, bw 56kg) Clean and Jerking 70kg
Results from the JustLift Summer Bar Slam Weightlifting Club Meet
July 27, 2013 at JustLift – Ottawa, ON
A few members of the club got together to slam some bars and crush some PR’s. This was a nice small meet in the middle of the summer to keep our lifters sharp before the qualifying season opens up, and give a few newcomers a chance to try out a competition! Overall it was a lot of fun and everyone lifted well!
Nicole Duchesne – SN – 48x, 48, 50, CJ – 60, 65, 70, Total 120
Heather Amundrud – SN – 48, 50, 52, CJ – 68, 71, 74, Total 126
Melissa Tilley – SN – 45, 50, 52, CJ – 65, 70, 72x, Total 122
Nico Winter – SN – 100, 105x, 108, CJ – 125, 129, 132x, Total 237
Kevin Leckett – SN – 92, 98x, 102x, CJ – 115, 120, 125x, Total 212
Eric Beltrami – SN – 70, 75, 80, CJ – 105, 111x, 111, Total 191
Time to slam bars and crush PR’s! We’ll be having a weightlifting club meet to end the month of July! Here’s your chance to make a run at some PR’s or try out an organized meet. This will replace the normal Saturday 10am training time. Weigh-in will be at 9am, and lifting will start at 11am.
This club meet is open to any member of JustLift. Lifters will need to be registered with the Ontario Weightlifting Association for the 2013-2014 season and list “JustLift” as their club. Since this is a club meet, you may register as a participation athlete for $30. Those planning on competing outside of our club meets will need to register as a full competitive athlete ($75). You can download the OWA registration form from www.onweightlifting.ca as well as pay via PayPal.