Calling All Olympic Weightlifters

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Bowling Green Barbell Club will teach people how to move the barbell safely and efficiently, regardless of age, gender, or athletic background. Join our USAW certified Advanced Sports Performance Coaches to learn or perfect your Snatch, Clean, and Jerk. Membership also provides unlimited access during regularly scheduled gym hours. 


Olympic Weightlifting

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Olympic Weightlifting is divided into two sessions. In the first session, all lifters get three snatch attempts. In the second session, all lifters get three clean and jerk attempts. Each lifter must complete at least one snatch and one clean and jerk to post a total, which is the sum of their best snatch and best clean and jerk. The lifter with the highest total in each weight class wins.


The Movements

Snatch

In the snatch, the lifter takes a wide grip and, in one continuous motion, lifts the bar from the floor to overhead. The Snatch is one of the most explosive and athletic movements in all of sports. 

Clean and Jerk

In the clean, the lifter takes a medium grip and, in one continuous motion, lifts the bar from the floor to the shoulders. In the Jerk the lifter drives the bar from the shoulders to overhead in one quick, explosive motion.


Equipment

Bowling Green Powerhouse has everything you need to compete in weightlifting. Our gym is the only gym in the area with kilo bumper plates and bearing olympic training bars. Bowling Green Powerhouse proudly carries equipment from Eleiko and Rogue.

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