Welcome to Colchester Weightlifting!
We are a sports cub specialising in Olympic Weightlifting, conveniently located in north Colchester just off the A12.
Our vision is to run a community-based club open to all ages and abilities, where members feel valued and welcome.
What is Olympic Weightlifting?
Olympic Weightlifting, otherwise known as 'weightlifting', is a registered sport which has been recognised in every summer Olympic Games since 1920.
It comprises two technical lifts; the snatch and the clean & jerk.
In both explosive movements, the athlete must lift a loaded barbell from ground to overhead, requiring a combination of strength, speed and coordination.
A balanced training programme will typically incorporate not only variations of the snatch and clean & jerk, but also other strength components such as the squat, pull and press.