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The snatch and clean and jerk are Olympic weightlifting movements that are both challenging and rewarding in equal measure and provide a full-body barbell workout.
Our experienced coaches will guide you through our method for teaching these barbell skills. Breaking down each part of the movement before progressing to the next is a key part of the process, and will lay a foundation to be built upon in future lifts.
Olympic lifting can sound intimidating and something that people often feel is out of their reach, but it doesn’t have to be.
Learning a new skill is one of the very first benefits of these barbell training movements, then refining the skills of the snatch and clean & jerk become a lifelong pursuit for most.
All forms of resistance training are well documented in their health benefits, and Olympic weightlifting is no different – helping to increase lean muscle mass and bone density are just two major benefits of barbell lifting.
We base our Barbell program around Crossfit’s methodology of developing the 10 general physical skills; Barbell develops 8 out of 10 of these skills.
This approach to fitness classes develops a broad, general, and inclusive fitness: fitness with a general physical capacity that lends itself well to any and all contingencies; the likely and unlikely; the known, unknown, and unknowable. It is not enough to develop one capacity at the expense of any or all others
Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force
Flexibility – the ability to maximise the range of motion at a given joint
Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time
Balance – The ability to control the placement of the body’s centre of gravity in relation to its support base
Speed – The ability to minimise the cycle time of a repeated movement
Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement
Agility – The ability to minimise transition time from one movement pattern to another
Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity
Once the skills of barbell training have been developed, it opens up a whole new subset of movements to add to your training program.
The advanced athlete can layer in more strength-specific training, and build the capacity to move barbells in mixed modal sports like Crossfit, or simply develop the fitness qualities that Olympic weightlifting does are key components to living a long and healthy life.
This is why we see everyone fall in love with the challenge of barbell training. From the advanced athlete to the retired grandparent, our barbell classes are for everyone.