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Totten Training Systems - Level 1 and Level 2


  • Murder of Crows Barbell 919 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)
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World Class Weightlifting taught by one of the best coaches in the country, USA Weightlifting Level 5 Coach Leo Totten!  Leo Totten has been coaching weightlifting for over 30 years.  He is Head Coach of East Coast Gold, which has won 9 Men's National Weightlifting Championships and 7 Women's National Weightlifting Championships.  He has coached 2 Olympic Teams,  3 Pan American Championship Teams, and 5 World Championship Teams.  In 2005 he received the USA Weightlifting Coaching Excellence Award and has been named one of the 65 most influential strength coaches of all time. 

Class Sizes will be capped at 20 people to make sure that all receive individual attentions from Coach Leo Totten. 

The Level 1, Basic Olympic Lifting Certification (BOLC), is a perfect one day course for those wanting to 'learn by doing' the clean, snatch and jerk.  Coach Leo Totten will take you through the progressions that he has found helpful for taking a beginner to an Olympian.  Coach Totten will stress safe and efficient techniques for fixing common flaws in your lifting.  He will also teach how to properly use video analysis in training for yourself and for others.  

The Level 2, Advanced Olympic Lifting Certification (AOLC), takes what you learned on day one and delves deeper into the sport of weightlifting and what makes a great weightlifter.  More detailed explanations of the lifts will be offered, as well as exercises that will help you become stronger and more flexible for your lifting.  

There is a written test for successful completion of the AOLC.  The BOLC has no written test, but a 'technique' contest at the end for evaluation.     

CEUs are available for NSCA, CSCCa, ACE, NASM

  • BOLC is Day 1, and can be purchased as a stand alone for $299
  • AOLC is Day 1 and Day 2 and must be purchased in conjunction with the BOLC for $599