Olympic weightlifting is comprised of two lifts; the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk. In the snatch, a barbell is lifted from the ground to overhead in one smooth movement. In the Clean & Jerk, a barbell is lifted from the floor to the shoulders and then overhead in a locked out position. These lifts test for explosive and functional strength, while taking the whole body through it maximum range of motion. During these lifts the body is working as a whole and is not separated into parts and pieces. The Olympic lifts are inherently technical, dynamic and fast.
We want to spread the good word about Olympic style weightlifting. We encourage everyone to come give weight lifting a try; beginner, intermediate and advanced lifters are all welcome! We ENCOURAGE all athletes to compete as we are sanctioned under the Ontario Weightlifting Association (OWA) and we will be making trips to various places (GTA and in the States) to throw down with some of the best around.