Olympic Weightlifting Seminar with Chris Wilkes


Chris Wilkes Olympic Weightlifting Seminar
Chris Wilkes Olympic Weightlifting Seminar
Chris Wilkes Olympic Weightlifting Seminar
Chris Wilkes Olympic Weightlifting Seminar
Chris Wilkes Olympic Weightlifting Seminar

When: September 21st, 9:00am-5:oopm

Where: CrossFit RVA
711-1 Hospital St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Cost: $127

Seminar Information
The following will be covered during the seminar:

  • The basics of the Snatch, Clean, and Jerk
  • Teaching progressions for the olympic lifts
  • Assistance exercises
  • Basic programming

The seminar will include periods of formal instruction alternating with small group hands-on instruction.

About Chris Wilkes
Coach Wilkes has coached several School Age and Junior National Champions, as well as JR Pan AM Gold and Silver medalist. He has several nationally ranked lifters currently active in the sport, to include the 2008 JR National Champion, and the 2008 Senior National silver medalist in the 105+ (superheavyweight) class. Coach Wilkes coaches the Air Force’s first World Class Athlete in 20+ years, Norm Fulk. Coach Wilkes’ team OBX Weightlifting was the ’07 American Open 1st place team and the ’08 National’s 2nd place team. Team OBX also has a very good and competitive master’s (over 35 years old) team with both Male and Female lifters.

What people had to say about our last seminar:

I have known Coach Chris Wilkes for several years in the sport of Olympic style weightlifting. Chris has great knowledge of fundamentals, core development and technique progressions in the teaching of the snatch, clean, the jerk and all the fundamental exercises needed to become a proficient Olympic style weightlifter. coach Wilkes has produced several national and international weightlifters and truly is an inspiration to our sport. I highly recommend anyone who has the chance be coached and or trained by coach Chris Wilkes.
-Mike Burgener of Mike’s Gym

Attending the Olympic Lifting seminar at CrossFitRVA under the supervision of Coach Wilkes and his team was definitely an eventful experience. It brought together a group of individuals with a wide range of skills all looking to improve on their lifts or to improve on their teaching skills and it proved to be a day worth of accomplishment. Being in the presence of people with the same passion and drive enabled me to achieve 2 PR’s in a matter of 20 minutes, a body weight overhead squat (115 lbs) and a 145lb clean & jerk. The most memorable part of the day for me was getting the opportunity to watch the Wilkes team perform their amazingly heavy lifts in front of us, including a 415lb clean&jerk. There is no doubt that I will be attending another seminar in the future, big thanks to CrossFit RVA and Chris Wilkes/team for a trip well worth it!
-Jeannie of Jeannie’s Beach CrossFit

The Chris Wilkes Olympic Lifting Seminar at CrossFit RVA was a great experience. I learned a lot, got some great hands-on experience under the guidance of not only Coach Wilkes but also 3 of his sons (who we also got to watch do some lifting—AMAZING!). I am hoping/planning to get my CrossFit certification in Olympic lifting at some point in time & I am sure this seminar will help me be better prepared for that weekend. I highly recommend this to anyone who’s even remotely interested in the O-lifts. Seriously, I drove roughly 600 miles round trip for the class, so if I say it’s worth it, I think that says all that needs to be said!
-Jen Patton