5 Reasons you should do Olympic lifts

Leon Kew

Olympic weightlifters are often seen as the superhumans of the sporting world. If you’ve ever watched it on the TV you will have seen the amazing demonstration of strength and power as they move a weight 2-3 times their bodyweight from the floor to over their head in a split second.

There are two main lifts in Olympic lifting.

  • ‘snatch’ – similar to a wide grip deadlift which turns into an overhead squat
  • ‘clean and jerk’ – similar to a deadlift which turns into a front squat then into a push press.

There are a huge number of reasons why the Olympic lifts can be a great addition to your current training program but here are my top 5.

1) You will burn fat :Read more