The mission of South Sound Weightlifting & Sports Performance (SSWSP) is to provide a method and place where men and women of all ages can improve their lives through the physically and mentally challenging sport of weightlifting.
SSWSP is a weightlifting coaching and instruction gym where you receive professional and personal coaching instruction and personal programming to help you become a better weightlifter, better athlete, better CrossFitter. SSWSP uses the Russian weightlifter classification system to track long term proficiency and progress.We teach the Olympic lifts and
develop competitive weightlifters and Crossfitters
performance in other sports
how to lift properly
Learning the Olympic lifts is the hardest fun you've ever had!
Coach David DeLong to schedule your free 30 minute
initial consultation and orientation.
DeLong 360 280-2816
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Studies show that Olympic weightlifting has the lowest injury rate of any organized sport! This is due to close supervision and proper coaching.
David recently attended a coach's clinic featuring:
- Three time World Champion, two time Olympic Gold medalist Ilya Ilyn
- World Champion, Olympic Silver Medalist Dimitry Klokov
- Three time Russian National Champion Vasily Polovnikov
- Olympic Gold medalist and US head Olympic Coach Zygmunt Smalcerz
- Master of Sport, Norwood head coach Nikita Durnev
"I used to power snatch an ugly 135 (lbs), and never squat snatched more than 105. After a ten week cycle at SSW, I'm hitting a 147 squat snatch regularly.....that's a 42 lb increase in only TEN weeks!"
Robert Fosdick---Crossfit competitor
Why training with the Olympic lifts
A world wide competitive sport with local, regional, national and world events
Multiple size and age groups for both men and women.
Strength, conditioning, and functional improvement.
Because it the hardest fun you've ever had!!
American record holder, Pan Am record holder Rob Arroyo competing at a recent USAW meet at SSW
Crossfit Yelm WOD Dogs owner Annie Malone working her Clean & Jerk as SSW
Josh, a second baseman comes to SSWSP in order to become a better baseball player.
Russian Master of Sport and Norwood, MA head coach Nikita Durnev will come to Washington to present two days' instruction on the Russian system of practicing and teaching the Olympic Lifts.
I've seen Nikita teach. I've listened to him. You don't want to miss him.
Saturday April 19--, "Improve Your Lifts" will concentrate on technical improvements, remedial exercises, and practicing to improve your lifts. This day is appropriate for new lifters as well as more advanced lifters and coaches.
Sunday April 20 will focus on "Teaching The Lifts". This will be focused on how to teach and progress the lifts. This class is NOT for beginners wanting to learn the lifts. This class IS for lifters and coaches who already know how to lift and want improved teaching skills.
Saturday morning: 9:00-12:00 (when a coach is available)
I'm a serious CrossFit athlete and a CF Level 1 Trainer. Dave
welcomes all CrossFit athletes and understands our needs and
competitive goals. He is an effective coach; his technical coaching and
programming has helped me perform the Olympic lifts better. He fosters
a fun, positive, and safe training atmosphere, and his equipment is
first class. For anyone who wants to learn how to perform the Olympic
lifts, I recommend SSW.
Jill of CF Yelm snatching.
David with Dimitry Klokov
South Sound Weightlifting
& Sports Performance 2500 Mottman Rd, SW, Suite A Tumwater, WA 98512 (parking and entrance in the back of the building)