Olympic Weightlifting is the term used to describe the 2 lifts that are the only weight lifting movements contested at the Olympic Games.
The lifts are the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk.
They are done with a rare combination of strength, speed, balance, and flexibility found in few other sports. In fact, in 1968, a group of researchers determined that of ALL sports movements, the one that required the most high level athletic traits was the Snatch!
What does this mean to you?
It means that my knowledge of this type of lifting will give you more functional strength, more athleticism, and burn more calories than the typical machine workout, or bodybuilding type isolation exercises.
The Olympic lifts and their assistance exercises are the basis of the strength and conditioning programs of most of the top college and professional sports teams.
They are full body movements, unlike curls, bench presses, or leg lifts. Full body movements require a coordinated effort of LOTS of muscle groups at once. The more muscles activated, the more calories burned in performing that movement.
I do not try to make competitive lifters out of all my clients. Most of them never do the full Snatch or Clean & Jerk.
But, almost ALL my clients do some form of the assistance moves used to train for the lifts, and derive great benefit from them.
One of my clients, a mid-forties overweight female, made this comment one day:
"I like doing things like this! I don't feel fat when I do this, and feel like I've accomplished something!"
I am a certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach, thru USA Weightlifting, the governing body for Olympic Weightlifting in the United States.
I am a retired National Level, Masters Class lifter. I fromerly competed in the 50-54 and 55-59 age groups, and either the 105kg (231 lbs), or 105+kg(over 231 lbs) weight classes. My highest achievement was reaching the 2015 Pan-American Masters Weightlifting Championships, where I won the Bronze Medal in the 55-59 Age Group, 105kg weight class.
I have coached 3 State Champions in weightlifting.
If you are interested in Olympic Lifting, or would like to know more how this type of training can benefit you, please use the Contact Form at the bottom of the page to express your interest. I will get back to you by your preference of email or phone to discuss how we can best serve your desire to improve your health and fitness.
"My Knowledge + Your Commitment = Results"