Olympic Weightlifting is a sport in which the maximum single lift is established over three attempts. This is achieved using two lifts- the Snatch, and the Clean and Jerk- and the amount lifted is combined to produce the highest total. Olympic Weightlifting tests aspects of human ballistic limits (explosive strength) and is therefore executed faster, with more mobility and a greater range of motion than other lifts. Properly executed, the Olympic lifts are the most powerful thing a human can do. CrossFit uses these lifts to train explosive and functional strength/power.
We run two dedicated Olympic Weightlifting Sessions at CFU – Check out the Timetable here