Olympic Lifting

Olympic weightlifting, or weightlifting, is a sport in which participants attempt a maximum weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. The two lifts competed are the clean and jerk and the snatch. The compound word “weightlifting” is also often used to refer to weight training.

In comparison with other strength sports which tests limit strength (with or without lifting aids), olympic weightlifting tests ballistic limits (explosive strength) with smaller weights, such that the lifts must be executed faster and with more mobility, because of a greater range of motion during the lifts. We use these lifts and their components to train for explosive and functional strength.

Getting Started

The Hoosier CrossFit Barbell Club offers 60-minute sessions led by a Certified USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach. Sessions focus on mastering everything from basic barbell movements to detailed progressions through the more complex Olympic lifts. The Barbell Club is open to everyone ranging from hardcore Olympic lifters to those who have just been introduced to the barbell.

We meet on Saturdays at 10am and Wednesdays at 7:15pm.  Classes are $15 for a drop in class or $40 for a 4 class pass. You do not need to be a member of Hoosier CrossFit to join!

Register for Olympic Lifting

*Upon class registration, you’ll create a member profile and enroll in classes.  For more information email info@hoosiercrossfit.com or call (812) 340-0360.