Strength class puts an emphasis on getting more proficient in the main barbell lifts. These main lifts are the back and front squat, dead lift, standing press and bench press, as well as the power variants of the Olympic lifts. Adding to these barbell movements, strength class incorporates dips, pull-ups, pistols, handstands, rope climbs as well as plyometric and sprint work.
How it differs from the elements classes is the set programming and the hour being taken up by strictly lifting. Every eight to twelve weeks there is a new program introduced that allows you to practice a specific set of lifts, so you can max at the end of each blocked period. So, if you’re interested and looking to join in on a strength class, only do so if you can commit to both Tuesday and Thursday. Both days compliment each other and allow you to progress correctly for max week. Also, it is important to note that there is no test to get you into strength class, but the standards for the class are being able to perform at least one dip and pull-up, as well as dead lift 95lbs. The most important thing is that you have a good lifting base before coming to class.
If you’re still interested in this class and want to see if it’s a good fit for you, then please email me at Katie@norcalsc.com. As of right now, we are in the middle of a program, so anyone interested in taking strength will have to wait until June to start fresh with new programming. I hope to see some new faces!