Resident Barbell club

WHAT IS RESIDENT BARBELL CLUB?

We are the only certified Olympic Weightlifting barbell club in town governed by USA Weightlifting, and internationally, by the International Weightlifting Federation. We are active in the Pacific Weightlifting Association, with several athletes competing at local/regional meets as well as National meets.

 

WHAT IS OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING?

The sport of weightlifting consists of two lifts: the snatch and the clean & jerk. In the snatch, the weightlifter lifts the barbell from the floor to overhead in a single movement. In the clean & jerk, the weightlifter lifts the barbell first from the floor to the shoulders (the clean) and then from the shoulders to overhead (the jerk).
In a competition, each weightlifter has three attempts in the snatch and three attempts in the clean & jerk. The weight of the best of each lifts is added to create the weightlifter's total, and the best total wins.


OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING FOR SPORTS

The Olympic lifts, the snatch, clean and jerk, as well as variations such as the power snatch, power clean, power jerk, hang snatch, hang clean and more are often used by athletes to develop strength, explosiveness to improve performance in their sports. It is also scientifically proven thru studies that under the watchful eye of a qualified coach, a weightlifting-type regimen has shown to prevent injuries in competitive sports.


HOW DO I LEARN THE OLYMPIC LIFTS?

The best way to learn the snatch and the clean & jerk is to work with a qualified weightlifting coach. Unfortunately, there are few weightlifting coaches and few weightlifting gyms in the US, so this is not always an option for new weightlifters. Resident Barbell Club has 2 qualified USAW Sports Performance coaches, including 1 National Level 2 Club Coach readily available to help with teaching proper mechanics, programming and competition.


HOW DO I COMPETE IN OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING?

In order to compete in Olympic weightlifting in the US, you need to be a current member of USA Weightlifting. Although you do not need to have a coach or be a member of a weightlifting team or club it is highly recommended to learn proper lifting technique, avoid injury and maximize your full potential under the guidance of a coach. You can find weightlifting competition schedules, results, records and more regarding our sport at http://pacificweightliftingassociation.org/ as well as http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting

 

Resident CrossFit

523 Glass Lane,

Modesto, CA 95356

Phone. 209-321-5750 and 209-202-7141

Email. residentcrossfit@gmail.com

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