Lifters: Olympic Weight Lifting Club
LIFTERS – AN OLYMPIC WEIGHT LIFTING CLUB FOR EVERYONE
Somewhere to improve technique, compete or just socialise with likeminded people. Positivity and community is what we are all about. The session is open to men and women of all ages above 14 and all abilities. We only have 10 spaces available over an 8 week period. (Please note under 14’s will be accepted should they meet our criteria)
The sessions are led by 2018 common wealth athlete Alex Collier, who is without doubt one of the best coaches in the North West. Alex is aiming to compete again in the 2026 games in India, would you like to join him? If the answer is Yes then come give it a go, but if the answers No don’t worry, this club is for everyone! Whether you are looking to compete or not there’s something for everyone. From a great calorie burn to massive strength gains, improved posture, flexibility and mobility it has even been shown to play a major role in reducing the problems associated with menopause and andropause.
Olympic Weightlifting is an incredible feat of both physical and mental strength where athletes often lift more than their bodyweight high above their head. The sport concentrates on two very technical lifts; the ‘Snatch’ and the ‘Clean & Jerk’.
THE SNATCH DETAIL
A barbell loaded with weight plates is placed horizontally on the platform in from of the lifters legs. It is gripped, palms downwards and pulled in a single movement from the platform to the full extent of both arms above the head, while either splitting or bending the legs. The movement is completed with the lifter moving to a standing position with the bar still held above the head.
THE CLEAN & JERK DETAIL
The bar is again placed horizontally in front of the lifter and is gripped with palms facing downward. It is it then pulled in a single movement from the platform to the shoulders while either splitting or bending the legs. The bar is then rested on the lifters chest whereby their legs are straight before performing the jerk. The lifter then bends the legs and extends them as well as the arms, to bring the bar to the full stretch where the arms are vertically extended.
SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT
The Olympic lifts are considered as the most difficult and complex weightlifting techniques. Discipline, concentration and dedication are all required to master these lifts and safety should always be exercised. We advise that no-one attempts an Olympic lift without prior training and supervision.
Monday-Friday: 6:30am to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm
Call 01204 308250
KEPT Fit Limited
Unit 1 Dunscar Business Park