Essentials of Olympic Weightlifting

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Olympic Weightlifting Essentials

By the end of this module students should have a comprehensive knowledge of the background, science and application of Olympic Weightlifting.

This module is aimed at Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, Group Exercises Instructors, Physiotherapists or any exercise or health practitioner that wants to safely and effectively utilise this piece of equipment within their coaching, classes or programming.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the correct terminology for the Olympic Lifts, modified lifts and the pulls.
  • Understand the safety considerations and contra-indications associated with Olympic weightlifting.
  • List the benefits of Olympic lifting as part of a well-rounded and appropriately periodised resistance training programme.
  • Demonstrate competent techniques for the Power Clean, Jerk and Power Snatch exercises.
  • Apply progressions and regressions to the Clean, Jerk and Snatch exercises.
  • Show an understanding of how to include assistant exercises, Olympic Pulls, Modified Olympic Lifts and the Olympic Lifts within a progressive resistance training programme.

Course Procedure

  1. Enroll in the course.
  2. View the course content.
  3. Take the test. (You must score 80% to pass. If you do not pass, you may retake the test.)
  4. Print your certificate of completion.

Course Content

Olympic Weightlifting - Equipment & Safety
Olympic Weightlifting - Pull Theory
Olympic Weightlifting - Lift Breakdown
Olympic Weightlifting - Preparation Exercises
Olympic Weightlifting - Snatch
Olympic Weightlifting - Clean
Olympic Weightlifting - Jerk
Olympic Weightlifting - Programming
Olympic Weightlifting - Final Review

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