CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certification – Pleasanton
Start and end time: 9 am to 5 pm each day with a 1 hour lunch break.
Meals: On your own.
Other: Social gathering and dinner on Saturday night.
Spend two full days with Mike Burgener’s CrossFit Coaches Josh Everett, Stephane Rochet and Shane Hamman learning, studying and practicing the Olympic lifts. The snatch and clean and jerk bring speed, power, coordination, agility, accuracy and balance to your strength training. These lifts are indispensable to CrossFit programming and expert coaching is a powerful advantage.
Josh has been the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of California Riverside since 2001. Prior to that he served as an Assistant Strength Coach at UCLA & Ohio University. Josh is a competitive weightlifter who has trained under the tutelage of Crossfit Coach Mike Burgener since 1999. During this time Josh has qualified for and competed in 3 U.S. National championship meets placing as high as 9th place in the 85k weight class. In addition to his Collegiate coaching and competitive weightlifting Josh is also deeply involved in the CrossFit community. He serves frequently as an instructor at Crossfit level 1 certs and as a CrossFit athlete has twice finished in the top 3 at the CrossFit Games.
Stephane Rochet has spent 10 years learning the Olympic lifts from Coach Burgener. Rochet is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of San Diego, where he oversees the strength training of 450 student-athletes in a high level collegiate program. The lessons learned at “Mike’s Gym” are passed on to these elite athletes every day, with outstanding results.
Shane competed in the sport of weightlifting from 1996 – 2005. He won all 9 national championships and competed in 2 Olympics (2000, 2004). Shane holds all of the American records in the 105+ weight class as well as 3 world records in the sport of powerlifting including a 1008 pound squat. Shane is the weightlifting coach for CrossFit OKC and has a passion for teaching the Olympic lifts.