The Barbell Club is for those who want to focus on Olympic Weightlifting and at some point compete in a sanctioned meet. Great coaching, great equipment (we are fully equipped with only the best: Eleiko bars and plates) and an amazing atmosphere. There’s really not much more you can ask for. We will have scheduled classes that follow a program which will be tweaked depending upon competition dates. Additionally, Barbell Club “Open” times are available for those members wishing to come in to practice and lift on their own.
You shy folks out there, I bet you’re wondering just what in the heck Olympic Weightlifting is. Well, I’m glad you asked.
From our friends over at Wiki…
“Olympic weightlifting, also called Olympic-style weightlifting, or weightlifting, is an athletic discipline in the modern Olympic programme in which participants attempt a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.
The two competition lifts in order are the snatch and the clean and jerk. Each weightlifter receives three attempts in each, and the combined total of the highest two successful lifts determines the overall result within a bodyweight category. Bodyweight categories are different for women and men. A lifter who fails to complete at least one successful snatch and one successful clean and jerk also fails to total, and therefore receives an “incomplete” entry for the competition. The clean and press was once a competition lift, but was discontinued due to difficulties in judging proper form.”
Want to learn more about the Snatch and Clean and Jerk?
Now, watch this and get fired up.
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