Olympic Weightlifting TRAINING CENTER
IS THIS RIGHT FOR ME?
If you’re new to lifting weights, our intensive intro program is designed get you started with lots of personalized attention. We focus on developing solid, safe movement patterns and building strength to form a solid foundation for you to build upon as you progress.
If you’re transitioning from powerlifting, CrossFit, or have a different fitness background that includes squatting and deadlifting, our fundamentals program is designed to refine your technique, build strength, and address any mobility issues. Our goal is to set you up for success in more advanced weightlifting, or any other athletic endeavor you pursue in the future. You’ll be joining a diverse and supportive team of athletes that includes levels from beginner to national level weightlifter.
If you have more weightlifting experience, our supportive community and world class coaches can take your lifts to a new level. Our holistic training system is individualized for you, and includes everything from mobility to psychological training for competition. The club is an official USAW Athlete Development Training Facility. Our athletes have podiumed at numerous national and international competitions.
Why Olympic Weightlifting?
It's great for building strength. The big, multi-joint movements of the snatch and the clean and jerk involve squatting, deadlifting, upper back stability work, overhead strength, and shoulder stability. You hit a lot of functional movement with very few exercises.
It's good for cardio. (Really!) Studies have also suggested that a few months of weightlifting improves resting heart rate, blood pressure, and VO2 max.
It'll help you dunk. Weightlifters have some of the highest vertical leaps of any athlete.
It keeps you young. The combination of explosiveness, speed, mobility, and balance created by training the Olympic lifts preserves the fast-twitch muscle fibers that help you react quickly to things like slip-and-falling, the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in the elderly.
It'll make you sexier. Gaining muscle tone makes you look sexy. Being super strong makes you feel confident, which is even sexier. Win-win.
The goal-setting inherent in weightlifting is linked with higher motivation, self-esteem, self-confidence, and autonomy, and research has established a strong connection between goal-setting and success
WHAT IS OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING?
In a nutshell, the sport of Olympic Weightlifting involves moving a weight off the ground and over your head in a safe and efficient manner.
Developing the strength and skill required to do this leads to a raw athleticism that translates into better performance in most other physical pursuits. For that reason, weightlifting is used in strength and conditioning programs for basketball, football, tennis... and almost every other sport you can think of.
The strength, mobility, and explosive power you develop training the Olympic lifts also comes In quite handy in everyday life. For instance, it will make you better at hauling your groceries home, or hoisting a suitcase into an overhead bin. Developing good movement patterns can make these tasks seem almost effortless, and help you avoid injury.