Boys Girls Varsity Weightlifting - Powerlifting
St. Clair Powerlifting Team
St Clair Powerlifting Team What is powerlifting? Powerlifting is an individual sport where competitors attempt to lift as much weight as possible for one repetition in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Each lifter is placed into a specific division and classified by weight class, age group, and experience level. How do you train to be a powerlifter? By learning the form and technique of the three lifts (Bench, Squat, and Deadlift), training them to develop strength, and using other weight lifting exercises to develop muscle and strengthen weak points for the three lifts.
But I am not strong, can I join the Powerlifting Team? Of course! Powerlifting is for people who want to get stronger no matter where they start from. Many famous powerlifters and weightlifters began training because they were not strong. Members of the St Clair Powerlifting Team are expected to encourage and be respectful of fellow lifters whether they can lift 30lbs or 300lbs.
What do I need to do to start training? You can train and be a part of the St Clair Powerlifting Team in several ways. If you are in morning weights, and/or have advanced weight lifting class you can do your training at that time. During the Powerlifting season, January through Mid-March, you can also train after school in the SCHS weight room with Coach Flynn on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2:30 - 4:30. If you have a current lifting routine designed by a sports coach at St Clair High you can continue to train using that routine. If you have never trained with weights before that is OK, the Powerlifting Coach will develop a routine for you and give instruction on form and technique. Powerlifting Team members will also need to have an athletic physical on file before they can begin training.
What do I need to bring to training? You need a positive attitude and a willingness to listen and work. You need athletic shorts and a t-shirt to train and compete in, clean flat shoes or boots to train in, and if you choose to compete you will need long socks. A powerlifting belt can be helpful but is not required.
Who are the Coaches? Coach Flynn is a powerlifter with over 20 years of strength training and competitive experience in Powerlifting, Olympic Style Weightlifting, and Grip and Hand strength. As Mr Flynn, he teaches at St Clair High School and St Clair Middle School. Coach Luna has been active in the Crossfit community for several years. She has her Level 1 Crossfit, and Crossfit Kids Certifications. She coached the girls' power lifting team at Lake Orion High School during the 2015 season. In addition to Crossfit and power lifting, Coach Luna enjoys biking, swimming, and running. Coach Luna is a teacher consultant at St. Clair High School and St. Clair Middle School. Where do I get more information? You can talk to Coach Flynn before school in room 304, or meet with Coach Luna in the SCHS guidance office.