Olympic Weightlifting

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.

Students: $125
Rec Well Members: $140

Lift with confidence

Develop proper form and technique on the Olympic platforms so that you can lift heavy and lift safely.

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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.

Designed for:

  • The novice or intermediate Olympic weightlifter; all levels of general exercise experience can benefit

Class components:

  • 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