What is Weightlifting?

The two competition lifts in order are the snatch and the clean and jerk. The snatch is a wide grip one move lift. The Clean and Jerk is a close grip two move lift. Each weightlifter receives three attempts in each, and the combined total of the highest two successful lifts determines the overall result within a bodyweight category. Bodyweight categories are different for male and female competitors.

Weightlifting is a sport. While it may be a sport it is also an amazing tool for fitness. Weightlifting will help produce power, flexibility, speed, balance, strength, body awareness and the list goes on and on. You can do the lifts as a sport, as a means of fitness and it also helps tremendously with athletic development

With the Snatch and Clean and Jerk there are other lifts and movements we do along those lifts with training. Such movements include, back squat, front squat, strict press, deadlift, push press and many others.

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