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What is Olympic weightlifting?


One of the oldest Olympic sports, weightlifting is a sport for everyone. Olympic Weightlifting – comprising the snatch and the clean and jerk – is a sport for both men and women that builds strength, speed, mobility and coordination.

Weightlifting is also a skill used by many other sports to enhance performance such as rugby, athletics and martial arts. It has been proven to build bone density, speed, power and agility.

Our weightlifting club is run by Head Coach, Denis, who has competed for over 20 years for both his native Moldova then Team GB. Denis strongly believes “the barbell isn’t something to be afraid of” and our weightlifting club is inclusive and community centered. Classes take participants through the fundamental movements required for the Snatch and Clean & Jerk and through a structured and safe form of programming. Participants from total beginner to competitive lifter will be able to develop in a fun, safe environment.. Since the rise of CrossFit, it has also been given a boost not only for those with aspirations of the podium, but simply for those looking for a new challenge. We will be hosting in-house and inter-club competitions for those with more of a competitive spirit to really drive their talents forward.

  • Olympic weightlifting is a competitive sport that involves lifting weights in two specific movements: the snatch and the clean and jerk. Athletes aim to lift as much weight as possible in these two lifts.
  • The snatch is a single, continuous movement where the lifter lifts the barbell from the ground to overhead in one motion. The clean and jerk consists of two parts: first, lifting the barbell to the shoulders (the clean), and then lifting it overhead (the jerk).
  • In competition, athletes are judged based on the maximum weight they successfully lift in each of the snatch and clean and jerk. The combined total of their best lifts determines their overall score.
  • When practiced with proper technique and under the guidance of experienced coaches, Olympic weightlifting is generally safe. However, like any sport, there is a risk of injury if lifts are performed incorrectly or without proper supervision.
  • Yes, Olympic weightlifting is open to people of all ages and fitness levels. Beginners can start with lighter weights and gradually progress as they improve their skills and strength.
  • Yes, Olympic weightlifting competitions are divided into weight classes to ensure fair competition. Athletes compete against others in their respective weight categories.
  • It‘s advisable to seek out a qualified coach or join a weightlifting club to receive proper instruction. Many gyms offer weightlifting classes for beginners and enthusiasts.
  • Yes, the explosive power, flexibility, and overall strength developed in Olympic weightlifting can benefit athletes in various sports, including football, track and field, and martial arts, among others. Many athletes incorporate weightlifting into their training routines to improve their performance
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