Why not Olympic Weightlifting?
You may have heard about trying Olympic Weightlifting from a friend or colleague. Likely you have seen it on TV in the Olympics or possibly have tried it in a weight lifting class. Depending on your experiences with it you may either love it or want to get as far away from it as possible because of its complexity.
So why are so many of the top athletes using some form of Olympic Weightlifting? At least one of each of our friends has tried it and has made it part of their regular training regimen. Olympic Weightlifting can be a scary thing to consider learning.
1. It is a highly technical sport. If you are used to excelling immediately in sport, you have finally found the one that will challenge every part of your body.
2. Proper coaching is key. As it is a highly technical sport, having a coach that can identify the intricate details of each lift is key to success
3. You will become more athletic. Olympic Weightlifting works on building your explosive power. Not sure what that feels like? Not everybody does. Once you’ve felt it we guarantee that you will be hooked.
4. Practice, practice, practice. You must practice to get better. Don’t get discouraged! Keep working at the specific techniques and don’t hang it up. With patience and dedication you will get better at each lift. Results will begin to show even in the early stages of lifting.
Every single one of our clients and athletes have started their journey in Olympic Weightlifting learning from the basic fundamentals of movement despite their previous history in weight training or sport. Going back to basics is always the best way to get rid of any bad habits picked up along the way and to avoid injury.
Have you been training in the gym or with a group for some period of time and you are ready for a new challenge? Are you curious to know how much power you may have locked up inside? Do you have the desire to challenge your mind and body to learn a new skill that will translate to the rest of your life? If you want to try something new. use our contact form below and we will be happy to answer any questions you may hav