Olympic weightlifting is a sport that requires dedication, focus, and discipline. However, the rewards are more than worth it. Those who train in Olympic weightlifting will experience increased strength, power, and agility, as well as improved mental focus and concentration.
If you’re interested in getting started with Olympic weightlifting, there’s no better place to do it than Evolution Performance. Our world-class coaches have years of experience helping people of all skill levels reach their potential. Contact us and we’ll outline everything you need to know to get started with Olympic weightlifting at our gym. Book a visit and we will get you started.
What is Olympic Weightlifting?
Olympic weightlifting is a sport that consists of three main lifts: the Snatch, the Clean, and the Jerk.
In the snatch, the snatch is a wide gripped single movement, lifting the bar as high as possible while pulling yourself under the bar into a squat position then standing. The clean has a shoulder wide grip. You pull the bar off the floor and lift it up to your shoulders (called the rack position), and, in the same motion, lower into a full front squat and then stand back up. The jerk is a two-part lift in which the barbell is first brought from the floor to the front rack position, then dipping and punching the bar overhead.
Olympic weightlifting is often confused with powerlifting, which consists of three main lifts: the squat, bench press, and deadlift. While both sports require immense strength and power, they are two very different disciplines. Olympic weightlifting places a greater emphasis on technique, speed, and coordination, while powerlifting focuses on raw strength and power.
Why Train at Evolution Performance?
Evolution Performance is one of the premier training centers in Olympic Weightlifting lifting. A true destination gym in the United States with many drop ins from around the world. We have produced 1 Olympic lifter that competed in the Olympics in Japan / 2021 and the commonwealth games in London and is ranked 5th in the world. At Evolution Performance, 15 national champions, 5 internationally champions and 2 world medalists. Our coaches are among the best in the business, and our experience in the training facility are second to none.
When you train at Evolution Performance, you’ll have access to all the resources you need to reach your full potential as an athlete and Olympic weightlifter. We offer group classes, personal training, online coaching, and much more. No matter your goals or schedule restrictions, we can help you achieve success in your training.
How to Get Started
If you’re interested in getting started with Olympic weightlifting at Evolution Performance, we recommend enrolling in one of our beginner classes. These classes are designed for those with little to no experience with any of the sports, we will teach you the basics.
Once you’ve completed a beginner’s class (or if you have previous experience with Olympic weightlifting), you can begin participating in our regular group classes right away or sign up for personal training sessions.
Olympic weightlifting is incredibly rewarding and can lead to significant improvements in strength, power, agility, and mental focus. If you’re interested in getting started, there’s no better place to do it than Evolution Performance. Our world-class coaches can help you reach your full potential as an athlete. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve success in your training!