WHAT IS WEIGHTLIFTING?
The Olympic Lifts (Clean & Jerk, and Snatch) are some of the most explosive, technical and exciting movements in the athletic arena. The value of the lifts outstrips their much-promoted development of strength and power.
Those who struggle to learn the clean and snatch often suffer from a lack of sufficient speed, flexibility and ability; irrespective of how much strength they possess.
Refinement of the moves calls for exacting standards of coordination, accuracy and balance; which often outstrips the ability of most strength specialists.
Directly proportional to the load you can clean and snatch are the benefits of strength, power, accuracy, flexibility, speed, accuracy, agility and balance. Amazing gains from a few movements / single movement.