Weightlifting Seminar w/ Pat Mendes

Pat Mendes - 2011 USA Weightlifting Nationals Gold Medalist (105kg+) - Photo by John Broz (www.averagebroz.com)

Well folks, we told you to “hold on to your socks” a few days ago… and here it is: December 10, 2011 – 9am-4pm at CrossFit West Santa Cruz: Olympic Weightlifting Instructional Seminar with none other than USAW National Champion Pat Mendes! Pat was the gold medal winner at USA Weightlifting’s Nationals back in July in the 105+ category effectively making him the “Strongest Man in America” (and just to clarify, Pat didn’t eek this one out – his combined total was a whopping 21 kilos ahead of the 2nd place finisher). It is a rare opportunity in any sport to get the chance to train with and learn from a national champion – don’t miss this one.

This seminar will be a very special day and will not only include an impressive demo by Pat (ever seen an 800 lb squat?), but will be a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity for athletes and coaches alike to get instruction from some of the best lifters in the country.  Coaches for the day will be:
Billy Bybee – 2011 USAW Nationals 4th Place (77kg)
Pat Mendes – 2011 USAW Nationals Gold Medalist (105kg+)
Ian Droze – 2011 USAW Nationals Bronze Medalist (69kg)

These guys aren’t only incredible weightlifters, they are also amazing coaches… still not convinced? Here’s what 2008 CrossFit Games champion Jason Khalipa had to say about this seminar:
“Getting help from someone like Billy [and his coaching team] is like going to a mechanic to get your car fixed. You want to get it done right… go to the experts. People that spend all day everyday doing it. Billy’s eye for technique is superb, his movement and speed is amazing. You can’t help but to be amazed and inspired!”

This seminar will improve your lifting technique and your coaching ability – guaranteed.


($200 per person – $35 discount for CrossFit West members only)




Overhead Squat

Find your 2RM

Then (from CFFB):

AMRAP in 10 minutes

7 Push Presses 135/95 lbs
7 Push Ups
7 Box Jumps 20″