First Time Lifter Workshop

Are you competing in the 2016 WI USAPL State meet as a first time lifter or would like a refresher on what to expect that day?

If so, please join us for the First Time Lifter Workshop on Saturday, December 5th at Ford’s Gym (2114 Winnebago St, Facebook page, website) in Madison starting at 2:00 pm and last around 2 hours.  This event will be hosted by Matt and Sara Rodock, USAPL WI State referees, and John Haack, 2015 USAPL 83kg RAW National Champion.  We hope to help new competitors learn more about what to expect on meet day including

  • general review of what will happen at the meet,
  • review of the USAPL lifting rules for squat, bench, and deadlift with the ability to show your technique and have it critiqued,
  • what to bring the day of the meet, and
  • meet strategy.

This event is free and open to anyone competing in the 2016 WI USAPL State meet.  Participants who would like to train at Ford’s gym that day before or after the workshop will need to pay for a daily pass ($7).

If you are interested in participating or have questions about the event, please email Sara Rodock ( by Wednesday, December 2nd so we can plan for the number of people to expect.