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Beginners Olympic Weightlifting + Mobility for Olympic lifting Workshop

Posted 16th September 2019 by Josh Schouten



We will be bringing to you a 4 week Olympic Weightlifting workshop spread over 4 consecutive Saturdays from 12pm – 1:30pm beginning from Sept 28th – Oct 19th. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a better understanding of Olympic Weightlifting, that involves learning to warm up efficiently, practising drills and complexes to improve technique and strength, building confidence, and simply help you in your training journey whether it is in the pursuit of strength or to just to lift for fun. There will be good banter along the way, the workshop is suitable for beginners to intermediates and will be run by Anthony Masters.

The general structure of each session is as follows:


Going through mobility warm-up sequences specific for Weightlifting. We will troubleshoot some common mobility issues many share in common such as tight shoulders, hips & spine that can have a negative impact on our strength and quality of movements. There will be some simple before & after tests for each warm-up for you to take away and track your progress as you go along.


Learning the main lifts (Snatch, Clean & Jerk) through barbell drills. Movements will be broken down into sequences and put together through a steady progression. Besides helping to get a better feeling and understanding of how to perform the lifts these barbell drills will also serve as technical error corrections typically seen in the lifts.


Complex practice and accessory exercises, here you will get the opportunity to put some weight on the bar and work at your current level. This portion will include barbell complexes designed to help improve common technical errors and build strength & control as well. We will be working on movements such as pulling from the floor, pulling under the bar, foot positions and transitions, body alignment and much more. The accessory work will see a variety of squats, pulls & presses to build strength & control required for the lifts.

The final week will see a friendly competition where you will be able to test the 2 main lifts, Snatch and Clean & Jerk putting to practice everything you have learnt in the previous weeks, prizes to be announced closer to the time.

Price: members £80, non-members £100

Feel free to get in touch with any questions: [email protected]