The sport of Olympic Weightlifting is a competition across the two classical lifts: the snatch and the clean and jerk. The popularity of Olympic lifting and of the classical lifts as part of broader athletic training has exponentially grown in recent years, in many ways thanks to the popularity of Crossfit. Barbell 101 is pleased to offer coaching in the classical lifts, both to those looking to compete and to those interested in incorporating weightlifting into their current programs.
Competition is held for both male and female lifters, in various weight classes. Weightlifting is an Olympic sport and athletes looking to compete within the province of Ontario must be members of the Ontario Weightlifting Association (OWA), and register with an official OWA weightlifting club. Barbell 101 is an official club with the OWA.
For more information about the sport of Olympic weightlifting, please check out the following websites:
Ontario Weightlifting Association: www.onweightlifting.ca
Canadian Weightlifting Federation: www.halterophiliecanada.ca
International Weightlifting Federation: www.iwf.com