Introduction to Olympic Weightlifting
Learn the basic body positions, movement patterns, and lifts of Olympic weightlifting. Participants will progress from using just the barbell to adding weight plates. This class’s objective is to develop a solid foundation for safe Olympic weightlifting practices.
Rec Well Members: $140
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What to Expect
This 6-week course is an introduction to the snatch and clean & jerk and will help refine the technique of those who may be relatively new to the movements. Upon completion of this course, participants will be more knowledgeable, stronger, confident, more proficient and therefore safer in both the snatch and clean & jerk.
- The novice or intermediate Olympic weightlifter; all levels of general exercise experience can benefit
- 90 minutes of instruction of the Olympic lifts with a USA-Weightlifting certified coach
- Proper warm-up, progression of exercises, cool down, and mobility for the Olympic lifts