Southern Highlands Weightlifting, located inside CrossFit Southern Highlands, offers an Olympic-style weightlifting program using the Snatch and Clean & Jerk as well as all the accessory movements and skills required to excel in the sport of Weightlifting. Our program is instructed and built by our Head Coach David Miller the program is available to enhance your ability to participate and, if desired compete in the sport, and give you structure to your strength training.
WHY OLYMPIC-STYLE WEIGHTLIFTING?
Olympic weightlifting is a sport in which athletes compete to lift the greatest amount of weight overhead within an athlete’s weight category. The competition lifts are the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk. Each weightlifter receives three attempts in each lift. The combined total of the highest successful attempt for each lift determines the athlete’s placing within their respective body weight category.
In contrast, Olympic-style weightlifting is a form of weight training incorporating the competitive lifts or variations of the Olympic weightlifts. Athletes use Olympic-style weightlifting as a part of their sports conditioning program to develop explosive speed strength, or power.
Success in Olympic-style weightlifting is defined by snatching and clean and jerking more. It is not defined by having a huge squat or carrying an impressive workload in training. To be sure, those things can certainly contribute to increasing the competitive lifts, but don’t let them become an end unto themselves.
We have an AWF (Australian Weightlifting Federation) Weightlifting coach on hand to ensure proper technique, form and to maximize results at each visit. Conveniently accessible 3 days a week for up to 90minutes in our club times, our programs are open from the beginner to intermediate and experienced lifters
“Olympic Weightlifting is one of the single best training protocols available for developing explosive power, flexibility, coordination and strength in athletics. Well-coached Olympic Weightlifting is statistically one of the safest sports practiced in the world”
As well as teaching the fundamentals of the Olympic lifts, we can guarantee you your new-found strength and conditioning will cross over into your specific chosen sport. You can be confident that you are in the safe hands of an experienced coach, and that volume, intensity and exercise selection can be modified to ensure optimal progress for every lifter.
Ready to get started? The club begins October 2nd with pre order memberships available now. Come on in and check us out. Unit 7-6/8 Cavendish St Mittagong. Or call Dave on 0433053465 or have us call you by contacting us here