Olympic Weightlifting is for everyone and not just for Athletes!
There is a common misconception that Olympic weightlifting is only for Athletes, but what they don’t realize is that Olympic weightlifting is actually a style of lifting which can be done by everyone. Like every weightlifting training style (or perhaps anything you need to learn in this world), it just requires understanding, your willingness to learn and your patience to practice until its craft is perfect.
In this blog, we outline how anyone can benefit through Olympic Weightlifting.
What is Olympic Weightlifting?
Olympic weightlifting is often referred to as a sport in which athletes compete to lift the heaviest weights overhead. Olympic Weightlifting competitions captivates audiences around the world with its intense and flawless performances from each athlete lifting the heaviest of weights.
When the general public watches these competitions (especially during the Olympic Games), most people get scared of the fact that they will never be able to lift that much weight, especially over their head! Luckily, you don’t have to compete to practice Olympic Weightlifting, you just have to understand that it is a style of lifting which has multiple long-term benefits, and with enough practice, you too, can perform.
The Olympic Weightlifting consists of two lifts – Snatch, Clean & Jerk. However, to get better at Olympic weightlifting there are many assistance exercise done with barbell and plates for e.g., Back Squat, Front Squat, Overhead Squat, Power Snatch, Power Clean, Power Jerk, Push Press, etc. These lifting styles are not only for Athletes, but anyone can perform them and get stronger. Even the crossfitters do these barbell movements and not all of them are crossfit athletes. These lifting styles require coordination between mind and body, balance, power, speed, flexibility, and strength. So, if these lifts are done correctly, Olympic lifts become a full-body workout which promotes fat loss, weight loss, muscle gain and strength gain.
Olympic Weightlifting Style targets all joints and muscle groups in the body and also helps in achieving long term flexibility! Practising Olympic style lifting also helps to hike /run faster, improves your performance in other sports like track & field, soccer, sprinting, etc. That is why, non-athletes or conventional lifters have turned to Olympic Weightlifting as their main source of strength training, speed, power and mobility.
You don’t have to be an athlete to train Olympic-Style Weightlifting
As outlined in our previous blog “Top 6 Reasons why you should practice Olympic Lifting” Whether you are a beginner or experienced in weightlifting, Olympic-Style weightlifting can help improve your performance and increase muscular strength. The most important thing about starting Olympic-Style training is that each individual needs personal attention. The weightlifting classes at Liftwithmobility in Langley, BC, provides you with personal attention even in the classes, which is more like a semi-personal training and which also helps you to learn and train with correct form and technique for weightlifting. Within the preliminary stages of your training in a class at Liftwithmobility in Langley, BC, we help you to improve mobility to lift with good form and technique which helps prevent injuries.
Learn Olympic-Style Weightlifting at LiftWithMobility.ca located in Langley, BC.
Learning Olympic-Style Weightlifting in a coach-led group class with limited people or 1-on-1 with one of our personal trainers is like having an expert on hand to help you achieve your maximum capacity without the guesswork. Whether it be weight loss, muscle building or just maintaining good health; we, at liftwithmobility in Langley, BC, will take care of all the preparation and routine for you to make sure that you achieve your goals. Even if you are a beginner to barbell training and willing to take your fitness routine to the next level, do not hesitate to contact us and book your complimentary personal training assessment to get started with strength training!