Equity Barbell Club
Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting
Monday - Friday @ 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday @ 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Berek Bryan - Club Coach
* All weightlifting coaches are certified by USAW and required to maintain an annual background check.
$75 - 3 Days a Week
$95 - Unlimited
$15 - Drop In
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The Value of Olympic Weightlifting
By: Leo Totten
POWER - speed and strength combined - Olympic lifting epitomizes power; the athlete utilizes the rotary action of the hips and legs as the bar passed through the “power position”
STRENGTH - ability to produce force; the training of Olympic lifters utilizes all facets of training such as eccentric movements, slow movements, isometrics and heavy bodybuilding.
MUSCULAR ENDURANCE - ability to perform work when using moderate to heavy loads; produces more max power, therefore allows more work at smaller %, so the athlete can endure longer at lower work rates.
CARDIOVASCULAR - results of some current research: Olympic lift training can produce the following results - increase in max V02, decrease in resting heart rate, significant decrease in systolic blood pressure while the diastolic remained constant.
BODY COMPOSITION - amount of lean body mass and percent of body fat; in Olympic weightlifters, the metabolic turnover is high enough to alter body composition (significant increase in lean body mass and significant decrease in percent of body fat.
FIBER TYPE - most recent research has shown that qualitative and quantitative changes are possible in response to “powerful and explosive” training.
AGILITY - ability to rapidly change direction of the body or its parts; strength and power is needed to effectively control body inertia (Olympic lifting offers that).
FLEXIBILITY - range of motion about a joint; Olympic lifting demands this and develops it.