Provide camp attendees with the opportunity to experience a highly motivating learning environment for the development of skills, physical capabilities and knowledge in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting
The Intensive Training Camp is suitable for individuals who:
- Have acquired Weightlifting skills beyond the beginner stage. A beginner is one who has not developed the competency to perform the full movements of the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk. For beginners, it may be possible to run a series of workshops prior to Christmas 2015. Please enquire with Leo on 0423767955.
- Are physically ready to undertake two training sessions per day of 1.5 hours duration each session.
- Have Weightlifting shoes
04-10 January 2016
Every day is different. Exercises, seminars and group discussions will be different each day of the week.
|0900-0930||Briefing on the Day’s Training|
|0930-1130||Training Session 1|
|1130-1230||Group Discussion, Q & A, Video Analysis|
|1230-1330||Lunch (not provided – nearby food court in shopping centre|
|1500-1700||Training Session 2|
|1700-1730||Debriefing on the Day’s Training|
How do training sessions work?
All camp attendees will be provided with a training schedule in accordance with the ability of the individual which includes a diverse range of exercises designed to work on skill, strength, speed, range of movement, and confidence. Some deviation from the provided training schedule will be permitted in circumstances where it is in the best interests of the athlete.
In each training session, there will be 4 weightlifting exercises and 1 or 2 additional exercises for conditioning (plyometric, fitness, flexibility, etc). Training sessions will challenge the participant to discover new ways of thinking about the skills and attributes needed in Olympic Weightlifting. Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to build their repertoire of skill and strength development exercises and develop knowledge of how such exercises may be gainfully employed in training.
There will be video capture of participant performances in training for use in group discussions about technique and error correction.
Group Discussions and Seminars
A very important aspect of the camp is that it presents participants with a unique opportunity to broaden their knowledge about Weightlifting. Therefore each day will include a group discussion in the morning and a seminar in the afternoon. In the group discussions, participants will be able to put forward questions to the group and contribute their views and ideas about any matter relating to training and performance in the sport of Weightlifting. Many prospective camp participants have already put forward some questions and these can be viewed at: http://www.weightliftingacademy.com.au/?p=333
The group discussion period will also be used to provide video analysis and feedback of participant technique strengths and weaknesses.
Furthermore there will be a daily seminar to further broaden participant knowledge in the key areas of training methodology, skill development, injury management, nutrition, and performance psychology. Negotiations are underway to acquire the services of suitably qualified experts such as nutritionists and physiotherapists.
The proposed program of seminars is as follows:
|Mon||Adaptive changes as a result of Weightlifting training|
|Tues||Effective strategies for teaching and learning complex Weightlifting skills|
|Wed||Developing mental toughness and dealing with emotion in sport performance|
|Thu||The simple biomechanical principles of Weightlifting technique|
|Fri||Nutrition strategies for weight gain and/or weight loss for optimising performance|
|Sat||Injury prevention and management|
|Sun||The essence of good training practise|
Coaching will be provided by Leo Isaac, licenced Level 3 Weightlifting coach, Master of Sports Coaching (University of Queensland), BSc (Hons) in Physical Education and Sport Science (Loughborough University), member of the High Performance Panel of Australian Weightlifting Federation, lead coach educator for the Australian Weightlifting Federation, and Olympian in Weightlifting (Moscow 1980).
If you are a coach and would like to be part of this camp, please contact Leo Isaac on 0423767955.
The cost to participants is worked on the number of days of attendance. The fee for individuals who are not members of Weightlifting Tasmania is $70 per day. For members of Weightlifting Tasmania, the fee is $35 per day.
How to register
Please register by following this link click here
Once you have registered, you will receive further information.