Olympic Lifting

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MILTON KEYNES (M1 J14) BARBELL – OLYMPIC LIFTING CLUB

These sessions are for our members only.

Please also note this can be booked as a 1-2-1 session by members at a mutually agreeable time.

BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN THESE SESSIONS… MEMBERS MUST BOOK A SESSION WITH A COACH (WEDNESDAYS, 6.15 AM, 1PM, 5.30 PM, 6.30PM or ON SUNDAY) TO TEST FOR THEIR BASELINE NUMBERS (baseline tests can only be done once in 4 mth period)

These classes are designed to help everyone at all levels improve their Olympic lifting skills. It will be breaking down the Olympic lifts (Cleans, Jerks and Snatches) down into their components to improve our overall technique.

Class meets on

Wednesdays at 6.20pm – 7.30pm

Saturdays at 7:50am – 8:45am

GETTING STARTED

Unless you are a member of Crossfit Milton Keynes and have done our fundamentals course you will need to book into our Milton Keynes (M1  J14 ) Barbell foundation course.

This is essential to ensure both your safety and to help you build your confidence with the lifts and following the in-house programming.

The Milton Keynes (M1  J14 ) Barbell foundation course covers Olympic Lifting, PowerLifting and Strongman techniques.

Costs are:

£80 for the Barbell foundation course

Three British WeightliftingAssociation level 2 Coaches

Supported by UKSCA  trained Coaches

Our purpose is to create a programme and an environment, to promote Olympic Weightlifting in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

There is no need to commit to competing, should you wish to, we have a carefully set-up process to guide and introduce you to various levels of competition as our Mentor (who taught our coaches) is a former World Masters Weightlifting Champion.

Individuals who are not members of Crossfit Milton Keynes with the Olympic lifts will be required to attend the Barbell fundamentals course.

These sessions focus primarily on instructing and improving technical execution of the snatch, clean & jerk and related lifts.

Only Olympic and auxiliary lifts can be practiced at this time.

ARE THE OLYMPIC LIFTING SESSIONS RIGHT FOR ME?

Yes …If you are an athlete who:

is looking to help improve explosiveness and power for his/her sport;

is looking for a better baseline level of overall strength;

would like better technique, efficiency and coordination with the snatch, clean & jerk and other related lifts;

recreational Olympic Style Weightlifter.

Programming varies on a weekly basis and is done for the class as a whole(We personalised training sessions in our schedule and the cost are on that page)

Please arrive early to warm-up, mobilise, before class. In each class athletes can expect to snatch, clean & jerk, perform dynamic pulling drills, perform upper body strength and/or dynamic work, perform squats for strength and/or speed, and finish with abs.

WHAT IS OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING?

The Sport of Olympic Weightlifting is one of the world’s most misunderstood and under-appreciated sports. Part of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, Weightlifting is the only Olympic Sport in which heavy weights are used.

There are two recognised Weightlifting events, the “Snatch” and the “Clean and Jerk”. In the Snatch, the bar is pulled in one explosive motion from the floor to full arm’s length overhead. The combined attributes of great strength and blinding speed are needed to accomplish this challenging event effectively.

In the Clean and Jerk, the bar is also lifted to full arm’s length overhead. However, although it is considered one event, the Clean and Jerk is really two lifts that must be completed immediately after the other. In the clean, the bar is raised (pulled) in an explosive motion from the floor to a point of rest approximately at the level of the shoulders.

The second part of the Clean and Jerk, the Jerk, consists of bending the legs and then extending both the arms and the legs to bring the bar to full arm’s length over the head in one explosive motion, In order to make the lift easier to perform, athletes typically drop into a “split” position, or merely bend their legs quickly while the bar is rising in order to catch the bar at arm’s length.

Olympic Weightlifting consists of a “ground based” series of movements designed to create strength and power.

(One of our coaches Michele training his mentor and World Masters Champion)

WHAT HAPPENS DURING OUR OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING CLASS? 

Each of our Olympic Weightlifting classes are under the supervision of a BWLA Weightlifting Certified Coaches. All ability levels are welcome to attend these classes!

Each class consists of:

  • Dynamic warm-up, and flexibility.
  • Skill-Transfer and Skill-Development movements pertaining to the Snatch and Clean and Jerk.
  • Hands-on feedback from the Coach.
  • A progressive program for all ability levels.

Whether you’re training for a CrossFit competition, new to the lifts, developing your athletic capacity for another sport, or just enjoy the feeling of moving something heavy over-head, this class is for you!
Those who want to compete are asked to join the governing body British Weightlifting as this ensures all members are insured when in the club.