If you’re looking to get your form right when it comes to heavy lifting, this class is the answer. Learn the two fundamental moves in any Olympic weightlifting competition – the ‘Snatch’, and the ‘Clean & Jerk’. Two moves that will ensure you keep improving. This class isn’t just for people looking to become Olympic lifters – it’s perfect for ANYONE who wants to lift.
What is Olympic Lifting?
Olympic Lifting classes concentrate on the snatch and the clean and jerk, which are the two complicated dynamic moves that feature in competition. The snatch is a powerful move where you dynamically lift the barbell from the floor to overhead in a smooth movement, squatting as you throw the bar up and then standing to complete the movement. The clean and jerk sees you dynamically lift the barbell to a front squat position, then jolt it above your head in one coordinated movement using your legs and arms.
What do you do in Olympic Lifting Classes?
Olympic Lifting Classes will see you work on the snatch and the clean and jerk, but expect to break those moves down, focus on technique and to practise the movements until they’re second nature.
Are Underground Gym Olympic Lifting Classes Suitable for Beginners?
Olympic weightlifting is for everyone, because you can start with as little weight as you feel comfortable with and there’s so much technique to practise that anyone can benefit. It’s not just about hitting the numbers, but about balance, coordination and flexibility as well, and you can expect all sorts of fitness benefits.
What do I Need to Bring to Olympic Lifting Sessions?
Make sure to bring water to stay hydrated, and a towel and change of clothes for after your workout. Olympic Lifting sessions involve a lot of squat movements and many like to bring knee wraps for the extra support and stability, although these are optional.
What to Wear to Olympic Lifting Class
While serious competitors often rely on a weightlifting singlet, you don’t need to bring specific clothes to attend a class. You’ll do fine with a loose-fitting top or t-shirt. You’ll also do best with comfortable shorts that don’t restrict leg movement.
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