What is Olympic Weightlifting?

Olympic weightlifting consists of two lifts: the snatch and the clean and jerk. These two movements require a combination of strength, dynamic power and mental fortitude to execute correctly. Olympic weightlifting is a competitive sport whereby elite athletes’ ultimate goals are to make it to the Olympic Games to represent their country. However, there are also many local and national ‘meets’ or competitions whereby an athlete can put their training to the test on the competition platform.

The Olympic Lifts

The snatch consists of moving the bar from the floor to a solid overhead position in one fluid and dynamic motion. Whereas the clean and jerk consists of two separate movements whereby the bar moves from a static floor position to the athlete’s shoulders followed by a second movement to move the bar from the shoulders to a locked-out overhead position.

What does the Lift 6for6 program entail?

Lift 6 for 6 BBC’s goal is to help all members improve their strength and performance as an Olympic weightlifter and to enhance their athletic performance in general.  Our program is designed to improve the performance of both entry-level athletes as well as aspiring Olympians. We have created a great community at Lift 6 for 6 that generates a positive and energetic environment for everyone’s training, motivating you to work harder and become part of the team!

As Olympic weightlifting is a competitive sport, our weightlifting programs are based on local and national level meets. Although competing is not a requirement, it is definitely encouraged. What better way to motivate yourself then to train for an upcoming local and friendly competition?

The program consists of variations of the two Olympic weightlifting movements: the snatch and the clean and jerk, whilst also including a variety of accessory strength work, core work, and stretches to maintain overall athletic performance. The core movements will vary both in percentages and volume (repetition) to improve technique and strength depending on what portion of the training cycle we are in. The program can also be altered by Coach Rob to accommodate an individual’s specific needs and training requirements depending on their weightlifting experience. All you have to do is show up and repeat, and watch how your overall technique, strength and performance improve!


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