We have been teaching Weightlifting to absolute beginners since 2005.
Before you join our Olympic Weightlifting classes, you need to have a basic understanding of the lifts: the clean & jerk and the snatch. If you have already been taught the lifts, you can jump into Olympic Lifting classes.
If you’re an absolute beginner to the Olympic Lifts, you can complete our CrossFit Fundamentals classes number 3 & 4 and then come to classes (if you want to join CrossFit classes you will need to complete all the Fundamentals).
Fundamentals 3 – Squats and presses:
Movements: front squat, back squat, overhead squat, strict/push press, rack and barbell etiquette.
If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. We go hard and heavy in CrossFit, and the heaviest we go is with barbells. This class will teach you the barbell basics from barbell squats and presses (the precursors to your Olympic Lifts), as well as how to safely use a rack, and barbell etiquette.
Fundamentals 4 – Olympic Lifts:
Movements: clean, jerk, snatch.
The most technically difficult loaded movements you will do in CrossFit. The Olympic Lifts take hours to learn and years to master. In this session, you will be taught the basics of these lifts, how they are used in classes, and how best to progress them in the long term.
The CrossFit Powerlifting classes are bare-bones heavy lifting, following a dedicated strength programme, testing four times a year.
If you are familiar with the 3 power lifts – back squat, bench press, deadlift – you can jump into classes. If you are nervous or unsure, you can start with our CrossFit Fundamentals classes.