Olympic weightlifting is a ground-based barbell sport in which one attempts to lift heavy weights for full body development. Two lifts, the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk, are performed by driving against the ground, putting the body into triple extension, driving the body under the weight, and “catching” the weight in the final position.
Olympic weightlifting develops body awareness, increases muscular coordination, and increases muscle fiber diameter when done correctly, with proper training and safety precautions. It is imperative that Olympic weightlifters have good joint mobility and strong experience with core lifts such as the front squat, overhead squat, deadlift and push press.
Created for beginners in weight lifting, and for those interested in improving their lifts for CrossFit. You will learn the basics of the snatch, clean and jerk. The goal of this course is to gain an understanding of the dynamics of the lifts and how to perform them efficiently and safely.
Advanced (Team Training)
This class is structured for those who want to improve upon strength and increasing proficiency in the Olympics style lifts. Requirements: need to have a basic understanding of the snatch, clean and jerk with a willingness to work hard.