Paradigm Barbell Club


Published March 26, 2015


This Spring, we are excited to be running our first “barbell club”. The session will run on Saturday mornings at 9:30am for 8 weeks, from April 4th to May 30th (no class on May 2nd). The session will involve the Deadlift and Split Jerk and is limited to 10 spots only. We plan on running this again in the future and are looking for both solid strength gains for you and feedback for us after this initial session. For this pilot program we want serious buy-in and are offering it for only $40…(that’s $5/class if you suck at math).  This is specifically for strength gains above and beyond what class already offers. While you will sometimes see these skills present in normal class programming as well, this program will specifically hone in on them regularly with detail…on top of what you are already doing in class!

Who is it for? The session will be designed towards the barbell–loving intermediate Paradigmer as well as the athlete who is specifically looking for strength gains. That being said, anyone at Paradigm can join. But you will get the most out of the program if you are familiar with these two skills.

Who is it not for?  It’s not for you if you won’t be at the majority of the classes. We want to see strength gains come out of this pilot session and you simply won’t get that if you come to 4 out of the 8. The program also will not include a “met-con” or WOD. If you want to get your cardio on more than anything, then the regular 8am Saturday class is for you!

How will it benefit me? We chose Deadlift and Split Jerk because both movements elicit an excellent CNS response, meaning strength gains with these two skills will carry over into other areas well. You will see improvement in overall strength and overhead technique.

Why the cost? The program is above and beyond normal class programming. There will be some mobility homework assigned, some auxiliary lifting assignments (which you will need to schedule on your own time), and some video analysis of your movement from coaches. We also want to keep the class small and exclusive to allow for consistency and a great coach to athlete ratio. Finally, when you pay for something you put some skin in the game; we want to see you at barbell club getting swoll if you sign up.

How do I sign up? Go to ….. and get yourself registered!


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