How To Get Started in Weightlifting

Getting started in Weightlifting can be a daunting task, the technique seems complex and the training complicated, but we are here to help simplify things for you. From Technique to Mobility to taking the leap to step onto the competition platform for the first time, we have got you covered in this series of some of our favorite content to help beginner weightlifters.

First things first, let’s learn how to Snatch and Clean & Jerk:

Often times, one of the biggest struggles for new lifters trying to perform the Olympic movements, is the ability to get into the necessary positions. Dr. Quinn Henoch, Founder of ClinicalAthlete, breaks down some simple but useful drills to improve your overhead squat and front rack positions.

One of the biggest factors in driving your success in Weightlifitng will be the strength of your legs and great squat technique will be a critical part of this. Check out our Pillars of Squat Technique series to improve your technique and be on your way to stronger legs and bigger lifts.

Finally, as you begin to feel more comfortable with your technique, it will become time to test yourself and get on the platform for a meet. Competing can be intimidating but with proper preparation you can make your first meet a fun and empowering experience.

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