Barbell Strength is programmed around improving athletes' technique when performing the two main Olympic lifts - the snatch and the clean & jerk. Our USAW-certified coaches hand-craft every workout to ensure you get the guidance, technique practice, and confidence necessary to master these lifts.
Barbell Strength involves learning, refining, and progressing the technique of the snatch and the clean & jerk. You'll complete many of the 50+ drills and accessory lifts we use to improve your form and technique.
The Olympic lifts train athletes to effectively activate more muscle fibers more rapidly than through any other modality of training. The explosiveness resulting from this training is vital to every sport.
In proper USAW form, you'll progress in weight relatively conservatively as you continue to demonstrate mastery and proficiency with every lift at every weight.
Each class is 60 minutes and includes an explanation of technique and expectations, a general and movement-specific warmup, and several sets of strategically chosen drills and exercises you'll complete. The experience is personalized, as your coach will analyze your form and technique to provide drills that will most impact your progress.
What to Expect?
The snatch is the first of the two lifts contested in the sport of weightlifting (AKA Olympic weightlifting). The athlete lifts the barbell from the floor to overhead in a single action.
The clean is the first part of the second of the two lifts contested in the sport of weightlifting. The athlete lifts the barbell from the floor to the shoulders.
The jerk is the second part of the second of the two lifts contested in the sport of weightlifting. The athlete lifts the barbell from the shoulders to overhead after having cleaned it from the floor to the shoulders.