OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING PROGRAM

OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING “OLY”

The Atlas Olympic Weightlifting program is comprised of a weeklong lifting program that athletes complete on their own time. On Saturdays, these athletes meet for a class dedicated to improving their Olympic Weightlifting technique, while completing their week of programming. Olympic Weightlifting is comprised of two dynamic lifts: the snatch and the clean and jerk. These Olympic lifts test aspects of human ballistic limits (explosive strength); the lifts are therefore executed faster—and with more mobility and a greater range of motion during their execution—than other strength movements. Properly executed, the snatch and the clean and jerk are both dynamic and explosive while appearing graceful. Improving your Olympic Weightlifting ability is extremely beneficial to one’s CrossFit performance, as improving efficiency and eliminating wasted movement can help conserve energy.

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