OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING

Olympic Weightlifting involves two lifts: the snatch and the clean and jerk.  These are very technical and complex movements that take a long time to master. They require focus, understanding of the physics, hard work but most of all, patience.  Dedicating two classes a week solely to these lifts is a great way to hone your skills and improve faster.

 
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THE SNATCH

Takes the bar from the floor to overhead with a wide grip. In order to complete a full snatch, you need to be able to receive the bar in a full overhead squat.  We work regularly on mobility to make this easier.

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THE CLEAN

Takes the bar from the floor to the shoulders so you can carry out the next part of the lift, the jerk.  The clean requires less mobility than the snatch but we still work on the required mobility regularly.

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THE JERK

Completes the clean - takes the bar from the shoulders to overhead.  We look predominantly at push and power jerks and split jerks - occasionally dabbling with a squat jerk.