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CROSSFIT HEERLEN
OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING CLUB
The perfect place to learn Olympic Weightlifting!

Olympic Weightlifting Club

If you are looking to improve your Olympic Lifts – no matter what your current level is – the CrossFit Heerlen Olympic Weightlifting Club is the place to be. You will improve your weightlifting technique and become more efficient – leading to new PRs!

Our skilled and certified Olympic Weightlifting (OLY) coaches welcome all ability levels, so whether you’re looking to compete, gain experience, or simply have fun and get stronger you will be well provided. The CFH Olympic Weightlifting Club is the perfect place to learn Olympic Weighlifting.

The sessions can be added as a supplement to your current CrossFit training program.

A challenging sport

What is Olympic Weightlifting?

Olympic Weightlifting is an exciting and challenging sport that relies on technique every bit as it does strength. The two lifts in Olympic Weightlifting are the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. The Snatch is a wide-grip, one-move lift. The Clean and Jerk is a close-grip, two-move lift.

What is included?

The sessions can be added as a supplement to your current CrossFit training program:

• Max 3 training sessions per week (sessions are approximately 75 minutes each)
• Expert coaching by NGB Olympic Weightlifting coaches*
• Access to top quality facility dedicated to Olympic Weightlifting
• Technique drills and accessory work, along with well thought out progressions to help you improve your lifts.
• Includes programming of accessory and supplemental work to improve positioning.
• Focus on the Clean & Jerk and the Snatch.

CrossFit Heerlen is a community-driven, strength and conditioning gym and has quickly grown into a diverse, welcoming club of all levels and ability and now boasts a significant proportion of female athletes.

Please be aware, access to the CFH Olympic Weightlifting Club can only be added as a supplement to your CrossFit membership.

Ready to join? Sign up for the CrossFit Heerlen Olympic Weightlifting Club!

*NGB = Nederlandse Gewichthef Bond / Dutch Weightlifting Association

Why Olympic Weightlifting?

The Snatch and Clean and Jerk bring speed, power, coordination, agility, accuracy and balance to training and are indispensable to CrossFit programming and developing a well-rounded athlete.

In comparison with other strength sports, which test limit strength (with or without lifting aids), Olympic weightlifting tests aspects of human ballistic limits (explosive strength); the lifts are therefore executed faster—and with more mobility and a greater range of motion during their execution—than other strength movements.

While there are relatively few competitive Olympic weightlifters in comparison to CrossFitters, the lifts performed in the sport of weightlifting, and in particular their component lifts (e.g. squats, deadlifts, cleans), are commonly used by other elite athletes in other sports to train for both explosive and functional strength. Also for the recreational sportsmen and -women Olympic weighlifting will lead to (and require) both physical (Stamina, Strength, Flexibility) and neurological (Coordination, Accuracy, Agility and Balance) adaptations. Long story short, through Olympic Weightlifting you will gain Power and Speed.

WHEN?

Every Monday
18:30 – 19:45 hours
Every Wednesday
18:15 – 19:30 hours
Every Friday
18:15 – 19:30 hours

WHERE?

The Olympic Weightlifting Club is based at CrossFit Heerlen (Oly Room), In de Cramer 23A in Heerlen.

COST

2 WODs + 1x OLY / week €75 / MO
3 WODs + 1x OLY / week €85 / MO
Unlimited WODs + OLY* / week €100 / MO

*Attend all Olympic Lifting classes on the timetable

Meet our Weightlifting Coaches

Our Olympic Weightlifting sessions are mainly led by coach Quinten and coach Stephanie. Nevertheless, all our coaches are skilled and NGB-certified to support you in becoming an Olympic Weightlifter.

Stephanie

Coach | CrossFit Level 1 / Weightlifting Trainer & Sports Masseur

Quinten

Coach | CrossFit Level 1 / Weightlifting Trainer

SIGN UP

You can sign up for the CFH Weightlifting Club online or via the CrossFit Heerlen app. After you have created a personal account, you can choose a membership which includes weightlifting. Please note, if you're new to CrossFit you'll first need to attend our Fundamentals course.