Olympic Lifting is about more than moving weight from the ground to over your head. It’s about improving and challenging yourself. It’s about refining yourself and striving for perfection.
Having a certified USAW training center on your side is what makes the difference in the world of competitive Olympic Lifting. At Everyday Athletes, we provide a well- rounded training opportunity with a large certified coaching staff, we know we will give you the competitive advantage. Olympic lifting in Louisville has the best new home with our elite USAW coaches.
Our Approach Olympic Lifting and Training
Whether you are a beginner exploring the world of weightlifting, or if you are looking to stack on more plates and crush the competition, we offer two types of training sessions. Each session is held in our fully stocked sports performance gym.
1. Personal Training: This gives you one-on-one time and individualized instruction from a certified personal trainer. This option is perfect for beginners, those who have an upcoming powerlifting competition, or for those who are simply looking to increase their abilities in a more personal setting.
2. B Squad Barbell: Our group class dedicated to improving your lifting skills with the advantage of group support. Classes are offered in our Louisville, KY gym and designed for anyone from beginners to champions. Each session is an open group format with one of our USAW certified coaches leading the program and cueing lifters. Our barbell team becomes like a family to support, motivate, and help one another. The coaching staff gives individualized attention to each lifter while providing an environment that is positive and encouraging.
What To Expect From Our Gym
Our USAW coaches begin with a comprehensive orientation and evaluation of your current powerlifting abilities and fitness level. If you are new to lifting, we are happy to provide an introduction to the sport as well as valuable safety training to avoid injuries. Each individual evaluation also includes a full movement assessment to find any muscle imbalances and a Bod Pod test for measuring body composition. We take care of each member on an individual level to provide instruction, motivation, and avoid injuries.
Once we have evaluated your fitness level, goals, and abilities, we start with basic training in our certified USAW training center. Our coaching staff can help you learn or improve your strength training with state-of-the-art equipment.
Some of the most popular areas of training include:
– Olympic platforms
– Competition bars
– Competition plates
– Racks on Racks on Racks
– Glute Ham Raises
– Reverse Hyper
Literally, every specialty bar on the market if you can think of it, we have it:
– Deadlift platform
– Bands / Chains
This is only part of what we offer at Everyday Athletes. Stop by and see our full line of state-of-the-art equipment. Our gym is open for tours where you can see the entire facility, talk to the staff and see what we have to offer as one of the only USAW certified Olympic Lifting training centers in the state of Kentucky.
Difference Between Olympic Lifting And Powerlifting
This is a very common question and it easily gets all mixed together. Olympic lifting is a competitive sport focusing on the Snatch and Clean and Jerk. It is a two lift sport involving 3 attempts to lift the largesses about of weight from the floor over your head. Olympic lifting is very much a power sport and leads its athletes to being very strong and lean.
Powerlifting is a little different. The sports is focused on the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Just like in olympic lifting competitions the athlete gets 3 attempts to lift the most about of weight possible. The only true difference in the two are the movements performed and the level of explosive athleticism needed for the lifts.
Olympic Lifting is not just for Crossfit
Crossfit is one of the fastest growing sports in the areas of fitness for women and girls. The lifts associated with Crossfit are Olympic Lifts but, olympic lifting is not crossfit. Crossfit is a sport that involves all different types of exercise be it gymnastics, plyometrics, running or rowing. Olympic lifting is the sport focused only on the Snatch and Clean and Jerk. The two lifts alone build lean mass, improve overall strength, and it makes it easier to achieve and maintain a lean physique for women.
As you increase your muscle mass, you also increase your metabolism, which makes other fitness activities more effective. Girls who strength train often report increased confidence, self-esteem, and a new found power that comes from lifting.
Training and focusing on the two lifts takes time and a level of technique that is a challenge to master. Learning to be a better lifter incorporates basic strength training to get stronger while improving your lifts. We focus on perfection and skill and getting you as technically proficient as possible without going to much into gymnastics or endurance sports.