An introduction to the world of barbells and dumbbells!
Students will learn weightlifting movements very gradually, progressing from empty bars, to lightly loaded work, before coming to and recording a baseline “max” in each of the major lifts. This will help direct training within more advanced programs down the road. Students will learn the 3 "Power Lifts" - aka the Back Squat, the Bench Press, and the Deadlift. These 3 movements are widely considered the foundational “Strength” movements. Not only will learning them be directly beneficial to health and performance through the development of baseline, full-body strength, but they will also serve as a great jumping off point for the rest of our weight room movements. Additionally, students will learn a host of accessory strength movements using the widely versatile dumbbell, as well as continuing to develop core strength and stability! Instructor: Brandon Futagaki.