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Olympic weightlifting, also called Olympic-style weightlifting, or weightlifting, is an athletic discipline in the modern Olympic program in which the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.



The Snatch: In the snatch, the barbell is lifted from the floor to an overhead position in one motion.

The Clean & Jerk: The Clean & Jerk consists of two stages. The first stage, called the clean stage, is a lift where the barbell is picked from the floor and placed on the shoulders in one motion. After a pause, the athlete goes to the second stage of the motion. In this second stage, the athlete lifts the barbell into an overhead position while placing the legs in a lunge position (one leg on front of the other).

Start with a little Warm Up

Snatch : 8 Sets of Doubles

Clean and Jerk :8 Sets of Singles

Front Squat: 5 Sets of 5

Press : 5 Sets of 3

Olympic Lifting 101


Our Olympic Lifting 101 clinic is a great foundations course for beginners (especially CrossFitters) to get introduced to the Olympic weightlifting movements (Snatch and Clean & Jerk). This clinic is issued in a small group, single 3 hour session (less than 10 people in a group).
We require this clinic for all beginners for our Olympic Weightlifting Group Classes it can also benefit our CrossFit members, as the weightlifting movements are absolutely fundamental.  Even for CrossFit, where over 70% of workouts involve an Olympic weightlifting movement.  Thus, learning proper technique from the start is essential to making consistent progress and keeping safe and healthy.

Weight lifting can be as important to your overall health as aerobic exercise -- and it’s not just for men. Lifting weights can help women build a toned, sculpted, feminine body, and build stronger bones. Plus it can boost your metabolism, making you not only look great but feel great, too.

Contact Dawn Lefevere for more information on dates, time and cost.
Dawn LeFevere
FGCF Customer Service