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The Olympic Weightlifting Program
Written by Cody Burgener

Have you ever looked in the mirror and said to yourself, “You, sir, look good. I just want to pick up heavy weights today!” Or ladies, have you ever said, “My booty is looking good, I’m going to keep on doing this weightlifting thing.”  I say both of those things to myself about every single day.  If you want to have moments like that in the mirror every morning, then I have the perfect program for you.  The Invictus Olympic Weightlifting Program.

The Olympic Weightlifting Program is a program that is geared towards athletes, ages 2 through 85, of all experience level.  I don’t care if you are a beginner or professional lifter.   This workout program is designed to make you more explosive, stronger, flexible, awesome, confident, faster, and create jealousness.

What is Olympic Weightlifting, you ask?  It is two movements : the snatch and the clean & jerk.  Basically, you are trying to lift the heaviest amount of weight as possible over your head, but also trying to get it over your head as quickly as you can.  There are a couple warnings that we legally have to say about these lifts – they are fun and they are addicting.  Once your start snatching and clean & jerking, you will never want to stop.  You learn to love to jump has hard as you can, receive weights in position that majority of the population has a tough time being in, and you get to lift heavy weight.

Now the best part.  Why is this Olympic Weightlifting Program so great?  You pretty much do only four movements :  Snatch, clean, jerk, and squat.  You must be thinking to yourself, “How are four movements going to make me and my body look majestic?”  or “Where is my chest and ab day?”

Are you ready for your mind to be blown?  The olympic lifts make every single part of you body work!

You are getting a full body workout every time you do a lift.  That’s pretty awesome.  The second best part about this workout program is that you get to rest in-between your lifts.  Its nice to take a break from workouts that make you workout for four straight minutes or more.  The last best part about these lifts that they make you better at all of your other CrossFit movements.  The olympic lifts are a explosive hip movement; how many other CrossFit movements involve a explosive hip movement?  A lot!  Once you get that fast hip movement down, it will transfer over to your other movements in a jiffy.

I bet you are all saying at this point – “I want this program and I want it now!”  Well, I’ve got the answer you are looking for.  We meet Monday through Friday at 7:00 a.m. at Invictus Point Loma.  If you need more information about this program, feel free to ask any of our coaches at either location.  Hope to see you there!