Clean and Jerk Clinic with Steve Swistak

Sign up for our next specialty Clean and Jerk clinic Coached by Team USA Member and 3-times CrossFit Games Athlete, Steve Swistak.

Clean & Jerk Clinic: December 1, 2018

The success and response from our last weightlifting clinic was amazing — so we’re following it up with a Clean and Jerk Clinic!

Mark Your Calendar!

Saturday, December 1, 11:30-2:30.

Space is Limited

 Early Registration:$70 (through November 28).

$90 after Nov. 28.

Email, Head Coach at TripleX Weightlifting, to reserve your spot now; space is limited.

Mastering the Clean and Jerk: What You’ll Learn

Steve SwistakFor some, the Clean & Jerk might the more accessible of the two Olympic lifts to start with, but the true mastery of this Olympic lift is still a challenge for many. The two parts of the lift (clean and jerk) may seem so different; but each part of the lift relies on the other to be successful!

On Saturday, December 1, from 11:30-2:30pm, Coach Steve Swistak will be coming to CrossFit Salus and TripleX Weightlifting to provide a comprehensive breakdown of the Clean & Jerk.  Experienced and specialized, Steve prioritizes being a developmental coach. In this clinic, he will will share his knowledge, focusing on individual drills, to help you refine your own technique.

Breaking it All Down

In this clinic, we’ll break down the parts of the Clean & Jerk including:

  • Precision and technique in all phases of the lift
  • The timing of the Clean
  • Using the hips and legs
  • Rack position and mobility
  • Leg drive & position in the Jerk
  • Speed under the bar
  • Split position stability & consistency
  • Putting It All Together

No doubt, each Olympic lift requires skill, speed and mobility – in addition to strength. In this Clean and Jerk Clinic with Steve Swistak, you will lift heavy by the end of the day, but, before you go, you’ll get specific insight on what you’ll need to focus on in order to improve your lifts in the coming weeks following this clinic.


About Coach Steve Swistak

Spend Time with Coach Steve Swistak, Olympic Weightlifting Veteran.

Steve SwistakExperience

  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • Certified Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
  • 3x CrossFit Games Masters Competitor 2016-18
  • 2016 Granite Games Masters
  • 2017 AsRX Team
  • 2017 WZA Master
  • United States Olympic Training Center – Olympic Weightlifting Resident Athlete – Four-time National Weightlifting Team Member – September 1993-December 1997
  • 1996 Junior National Champion, 218lb. weight class
  • 1995 & 1996 Junior World Team Member, competed in Warsaw, Poland and Budapest, Hungary; Awarded Outstanding Competitor for Team USA

“Calm is Contagious.”

His motto is a reminder for all of us to relax and not get too worked up. Explore your passions and invest in your health. Life is too short. Follow him: @swistakolympiclifts.

Message from Coach Mike Burgener: CrossFitWeightlifting and USA Weightlifting Senior International Coach

“I was fortunate to have watched Steve develop as an Olympic Weightlifter in his youth. His skill and passion for weightlifting gave him an opportunity to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO with the some of the best athletes and coaches in the sport. He competed at the highest level, becoming a Junior National Champion in 1996, as well as represented Team USA at 2 Junior World Championships. His technique and knowledge of the Olympic lifts are outstanding. Knowing Steve’s work ethic and character, I would never hesitate in recommending him for any of your needs involving the Olympic lifts.”