Olympic Weightlifting

Olympic Weightlifting consists of two movements, the snatch and the clean and jerk.

This is open to all ages who are just interested in learning these two movements. You may combine memberships, for example, the athlete may do CrossFit along with Olympic Weightlifting. They may also be eligible to do all 3, CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting, and powerlifting.

This class will be on a 2-day a week structured cycle for an hour and a half each, athletes will first learn proper form with a PVC pipe before moving to a barbell no matter the age. After they have successfully learned the movements with a PVC pipe, then they will move onto a training bar and then continue from there depending on their progress. Since we will be running a cycle, it is pertinent not to miss too many classes in one cycle, everything will move up in percentages and we want the athletes to peak at certain times. If the athlete gets behind then the cycle will be less effective for them.

If the athlete is supplementing their olympic lifting with CrossFit then they will get more time on the barbell itself, CrossFit will act as their accessory work. It is suggested but not mandatory, if they are only interested in the olympic lifting then they will spend about 30-40 minutes of their time doing accessory work.

This sport is good for everyone, you do not have to be 'strong' to start, everyone will start in the same place and then from there everyone will succeed in their own ways. This is a great self-esteem/confidence booster and it is a fun way to get active.

We do have a Olympic Weightlifting Team, we take pride in our team and will invite those who want to compete. Our team consists of many State Records and National Championships. If you are interested in becoming a team member then just talk to one of the coaches and we will help you get started.

ODC Strength
5000 Frederica St. Owensboro KY 42301
Owensboro, KY 42303 (view larger map)