OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING TRAINING - View the Video

The Anteater Recreation Center is excited to introduce an Olympic weightlifting area in the Fitness Lab. Complete with an Olympic lifting platform, bumper plates and liquid chalk, the Olympic lifting area is a monitored, controlled space where UCI students and ARC Members may perform Olympic-style lifts after meeting certain safety criteria. Everyone is required to take a practical test in order to use the platforms. For more information on what to expect for the practical test, please download the PDF files below.

Olympic Weigthlifting Platform Rules Olympic Weighlifting - Practical Test Guidelines Olympic Weightlifting - Test Criterion


UCI Campus Recreation - Personal Training

Olympic Weightlifting Private and Semi-Private Coaching
Olympic Weightlifting is taught by the ARC's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists and Level 1 USWA coaches. Private or semi-private coaching sessions are available upon request.  For more information or questions on Olympic Lifting, please contact Jeff Rother.

Private Coaching: $40/session     |     Semi-Private Coaching: $50/session ($25 each)
Beg. Olympic Weightlifting - FALL 2017
Day/Date Times Instructor Fee
Th (10/5 - 11/9) 5:30 - 6:45pm Alana Hodge $70
Beginning Olympic Weightlifting is taught by the ARC's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists and Level 1 USWA coaches. This class is for students with limited or no weightlifting experience. The class is designed to teach proper squat and deadlift technique before moving onto the progressions of the Olympic Snatch, and the Clean and Jerk. Private or semi-private coaching sessions are available upon request. Private coaching is available for $40 per session. Semi-Private lessons are $50 per lesson ($25 each student). *All olympic weightlifting classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members.
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Olympic Weightlifting - Int/Adv
Day/Date Times Instructor Fee
Tu (10/3 - 11/7) 5:30 - 6:45pm Jeff Rother $70
Intermediate/Advanced Olympic Weightlifting is taught by the ARC's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists and Level 1 USAW coaches. This class is for students with prior weightlifting experience. The class is designed to touch on progressions of the Olympic Snatch, and the Clean and Jerk before moving onto the practice of form and technique for each lift. Private or semi-private coaching sessions are available upon request. Private coaching is available for $40 per session. Semi-Private lessons are $50 per lesson ($25 each student). *All olympic weightlifting classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members.
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Olympic Weightlifting Practical Test
This test will require the presentation of proper and safe technique on the following: clean and jerk, snatch, and bar lowering. Your photo and student ID number will be collected and placed in our internal database.

Interested patrons are asked to email Jeff Rother to schedule their test.