WEIGHTLIFTING

Olympic Weightlifting is a classic strength sport that has recently begun to make a resurgence in the fitness community. Ever seen an athlete throw what looks to be an amazingly heavy barbell over their head while flipping through events during an Olympic Games? This is the sport of Weightlifting.

Weightlifting is comprised of two lifts: the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. The Snatch requires the athlete to lift the barbell from the floor to overhead in a single, fluid yet aggressively explosive motion, precisely catching the bar overhead. The Clean and Jerk demands the same, however, splitting the execution of the lift into two movements. The Clean portion of the lift has the athlete rapidly accelerate the bar from the floor to the shoulders while the Jerk requires the lifter to violently push the bar upwards and themselves under the bar. There’s really nothing else quite like it.

What makes the weightlifting movements so special is that they are a functionally novel combination of strength, speed, power, precision, and mobility. No other exercises can provide the unique, supremely functional training stimulus that they can offer. This is what makes them so attractive to athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all kinds; across the board, they make people stronger, faster, and more agile. At the same time, the technical requirements for their execution intimidate many. The general consensus, even amongst strength coaches, is that they are both difficult to teach and learn. We disagree. Strongly.

At JustLift, none of our coaching staff have ever failed to teach a single client to properly and safely execute the Olympic lifts or their variants. In fact, we believe weightlifting is appropriate for just about everyone interested in learning. Our programs are based on the extensive research and development of the most successful weightlifting and athletics programs in the world.

If you’re looking to get

faster, stronger, and more powerful

than you have ever been before, then JustLift is for you!