Olympic Weightlifting Program
for Beginners 


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Olympic Weightlifting Program

from Olympian,

World and European Champion

Oleksiy Torokhtiy

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Olympic Weightlifting Program from Olympian, 

World and European Champion 

Oleksiy Torokhtiy  

(UKR πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦)

$39.00


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Olympic Weightlifting Program

from Olympian,

World and European Champion

Oleksiy Torokhtiy

(UKR πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦)

Olympic Weightlifting Program for Beginners

 from Olympian, 

World and European Champion 

Oleksiy Torokhtiy  

(UKR πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦)

$39.00


100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE


 Program Description 

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WEIGHT LIFTING PROGRAM is a 4-week strength training program, consisting of 3 sessions per week.


The main goal is improving weightlifting technique and strength.


This program is suitable for those who are new to the weightlifting and class themselves as beginners.


WEIGHT LIFTING PROGRAM is a 4-week strength training program, consisting of 3 sessions per week.


The main goal is improving weightlifting technique and strength.


This program is suitable for those who are new to the weightlifting and class themselves as beginners.

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 Program Details 

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The program consists of technique drills and accessory work, as well as well thought out progressions to help athletes improve their lifts. 


The program will help athletes improve their weightlifting technique and become more efficient, which will allow them to break new personal records in their lifts.




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The program consists of technique drills and accessory work, as well as well thought out progressions to help athletes improve their lifts. 


The program will help athletes improve their weightlifting technique and become more efficient, which will allow them to break new personal records in their lifts.


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After successfully winning the London Olympics in 2012, I decided to devote myself to coaching and share my experience with athletes who are interested in lifting heavy weights correctly and safely.


My best competition results are:

200 kg in Snatch (video)

240 kg in Clean & Jerk (video)


After successfully winning the London Olympics in 2012, I decided to devote myself to coaching and share my experience with athletes who are interested in lifting heavy weights correctly and safely.


My best competition results are:

200 kg in Snatch (video)

240 kg in Clean & Jerk (video)

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Hosting seminars for over seven years now, I've helped 10 thousand athletes from all around the world with their weightlifting journey.


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How frequently should I train?

This olympic weightlifting beginner program is designed to be 3 days per week. We do not recommend training 3 days in a row by a beginner weightlifting workout. On your rest days, try to plan recovery activities, such as massages, or sauna.


What are some beginner tips for Olympic weightlifting?

1. Start by learning the basic lifts - the snatch and the clean and jerk. These are the most technically challenging lifts and require a lot of practice to perfect.

2. Practice frequently - Olympic weightlifting is a highly technical sport, so you need to practice regularly if you want to improve.

3. Be patient - It takes time to master Olympic weightlifting, so don't get discouraged if you don't progress as quickly as you'd like. With practice and dedication, you'll eventually reach your goals.

 What exercises are included in a olympic weightlifting program for beginners?

Beginner weightlifting plan usually involve exercises such as the snatch, the clean and jerk, front squats, back squats, power cleans, and push presses.

 

What equipment do I need for the beginner weightlifting routine?

What should I expect in terms of results from a beginner weightlifting workout?

Some of the benefits you can expect are increased strength, improved power, and better coordination. You might also see an increase in muscle mass, as well as a reduction in body fat. However, it's important to be aware that Olympic weightlifting is a challenging sport, and beginners should always start out slowly and progress gradually to avoid injuries.

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What is Olympic weightlifting


 Olympic weightlifting it is a kind of sport in which athletes must lift a bar as heavy as they can. Snatch with Clean & Jerk are the two competitive exercises. Winners are chosen for the highest total in kilos both exercises or sometimes in one of them. 

 

Men participate in ten weight classes: 

55 kg, 61 kg, 67 kg, 73 kg, 81 kg, 89kg, 96 kg, 102 kg,109 kg and above 109 

 

Women's weight classes are as follows: 

45 kg, 49 kg, 55 kg, 59 kg, 64 kg, 71 kg, 76 kg, 81 kg, 87 and + 87 kg

 

Every athlete uses the same equipment to compete.

The barbell is - 220 cm long for males and 201 cm for women. Its diameter is 28 & 25 mm.

A complete set of 45 cm diameter colored standard rubberized discs is used for competitions: green - 10 kilos, yellow - 15 kilos, blue - 20 kilos, red - 25 kilos.

 

Smaller discs can also be utilized to gradually increase the bar weight. These discs' color designations are: green - 1 kg, yellow – 1.5 kg, blue - 2 kg, red - 2.5 kg, and white – 0.5 & 5 kg.

 

For the purpose of securing the discs on the bar, there must be 2 collars, each is 2.5 kg.

 

A 4 by 4 meters platform is used for competition. The borders of the platform are occasionally painted with a bright color since they should not blend into the floor. Such a line has a minimum length of 15 cm. The platform is built of wood, plastic, or any other hard substance. The sole criterion is - it not be slick. Platform height may be between five and fifteen cm.

Benefits Of Olympic Weightlifting

Weightlifting is generally recognized to be advantageous and it helps to effectively maintain the overall condition of the human body.

The Benefits Of Oly Lifting For Kids 

These are only the highlights: strengthening joints, bones, and ligaments; improving stamina; growing muscle mass and strength; maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, and body weight; and enhancing self-esteem and confidence.

 

So, we can draw the conclusion that even the smallest athlete will benefit from the Olympic weightlifting beginner program under the guidance of a qualified coach.

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Here Are Some Benefits Of Weightlifting For Adults

Fat loss and return to normal weight. Regular basic Olympic weightlifting program may help create a beautiful physique on the inside as much as the outside. Weightlifting has been shown to efficiently increase metabolism. Definitely, exercising burns a significant number of calories and keeps fat from accumulating in troubled body zones.

Main Olympic Lifting Movements

Let's now discuss the drills used in olympic weightlifting program for beginners.

Snatches

In a snatch, the lifter must lift the bar in an overhead position in a single motion. In order to accomplish this, he must first sit beneath the bar, then raise it above his head while maintaining a straight posture. The legs may also be bent or in a lunge at the same moment. 

 

There are many different snatch types employed in the beginner weightlifting plan, allowing to practice specific movement phases or intentionally increase speed or power.

 

Some of drills are listed below:

 

The major characteristic of the POWER SNATCH is - the lifter attempts to secure the barbell in the tallest position possible. By using this lifting approach, you may increase both the speed and amplitude of your movements.

 

When doing a HANG SNATCH, the weightlifter stands in the specific starting position with the bar below or above the knee level. You may load your back muscles way more and develop your power position and turnover.

 

Similar to a snatch, with the athlete standing on the mini platform, is the DEFICIT SNATCH. These movements are designed to develop balance, posture, and pull quality and to strengthen the legs. This exercise may also be employed for variety's purposes and to boost the snatch's strength.


Cleans

There are two parts in the Olympic Clean & Jerk. Lifting the bar to the front rack position is the first step for the weightlifter. The next step is to drive the barbell upward while keeping your arms straight.

 

Let's start by looking at CLEAN. Weightlifters use the clean as a training drill to enhance lifting-related skills. It may be utilized to improve power, speed-strength, mobility and accuracy for other sports.

 

A lot of clean modifications are employed during the training process, allowing to improve certain movement phases or intentionally increase strength or speed.

 

Some of drills are listed below:

 

The major characteristic of the POWER CLEAN is - the lifter attempts to catch the bar in the tallest position possible. You may increase the elbows' ROM, explosive skill, and speed using this technique.

 

The CLEAN from BLOCKS can be used for a variety of purposes. The exercise Block Clean is done the same way as the regular Clean, with the exception that the barbell is placed on the special blocks. The most typical height of the blocks is at or below knee level. Due to short acceleration distance and the fact that the action begins at a complete stop, this exercise will drive the weightlifter to accelerate the bar quicker. 

 

CLEAN COMPLEX. Training the Clean together with some other strength drills in the one complex might make sense because the competitive workout C&J demands a high degree of athlete strength endurance. For instance, clean + clean pull or front squat are excellent ways to increase an athlete's strength and endurance.


Jerks

The second stage of the C&J exercise is Jerk. The competition regulations allow a variety of Jerk styles.  

 

SPLIT JERK: The athlete extends his feet in a backward-forward stance, performing an athletic specific lunge, after pushing the weight up.

 

In PUSH (POWER) JERK, after driving the barbell up, the lifter does instantly putting their feet a bit to the sides.

 

A beginner weightlifting routine consists of a significant variety of movements to enhance JERK. Take a look at a few of these activities:

 

BEHIND THE NECK JERK. This exercise is identical to the typical jerk from the rack, but the beginning position is with the barbell behind the head on the shoulders. You may improve your perception of the COG and practice the dip and drive phase with this exercise.

 

PUSH PRESS is the accessory exercise widely used in olympic lifting programs for beginners. The goal of the current drill is to push the weight firmly with your arms at the top while simultaneously engaging the drive of your legs.

 

JERK COMPLEXES. Considering that the Clean & Jerk demands a high degree of specific lifter`s endurance. Combining the Jerk exercise with other power and strength exercises together may be a logical choice. For instance, front squat plus jerk and push press plus jerk are excellent exercises for increasing an athlete's β€œpower endurance” and strength. 


Squats

SQUATS are the primary strength-training exercise used by weightlifters to build back & leg muscles. The most typical options are: Back Squat (paused, wide or narrow stance, on the bench), Front Squat, Split Squat.

 

Any beginner olympic lifting program must include a squat exercise since they assist in increasing power and strength, which are connected to hip and knee extension in almost all sports. Depending on the objectives of training, coaches and athletes can set the athlete a variety of targets. The quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, core, and posterior chain of body are all targets of the back squat training regimen.

 

SQUAT BACK WITH PAUSE

Pause squats serve a variety of purposes. This exercise primarily and totally develops maximum strength since there isn't a stretch-contraction response throughout the movement, which we use in traditional squats to go over the "dead spot." Additionally, it improves squatting mechanics, strengthens the core, and encourages mobility, which helps to control the bottom part of the squat. It is recommended a 3-second break in the bottom position.  

 

SQUAT WITH NARROW STANCE

These squats should be performed with feet that are closer together than hips and shoulders. The feet and knees are pointing in the same direction. The principal muscles this movement targets are the quads, glutes & adductors. Because narrow stance squats are performed with less amplitude, the hips are less widely spread and the major mobility and pressure demands are focused on the ankle joint. Such squats should be performed as deeply as is safe while preserving spine neutrality and maximum comfort. One of the main benefits of narrow stance squats is that, after three to four weeks, the majority of athletes see an increase in their ROM.

 

FRONT SQUATS

The barbell is held on the front rack/shoulder region. Due to the location of the bar, this squat variation targets the quadriceps more, making it a great alternative to the back squat for building core, leg strength & hypertrophy.

 

SPLIT SQUAT

It is a great drill for exercising legs more specifically. This is great for any lifter, but when you have a leg that is dominant, it's very helpful. As well as being executed with the front or rear foot elevated. Split squats can also be performed while carrying dumbbells/kettlebells or a bar on the shoulders. You might target the quads more efficiently than your glutes by maintaining a more upright posture. However, a split squat in the bulgarian variation will help you train your glutes as well.


Pulls

Although most powerlifters refer to this type of exercise as deadlifts, in Olympic weightlifting more often refer to them as PULLS. The two that are most crucial are Clean & Snatch Pulls. Let's say - targeted movements for building strength and enhancing clean & snatch technique. These exercises come in a huge diversity, including:

- combo type pull with various grips; 

- hang position pull;

- block position pull; 

- deficit position pull; 


Goals Of An Olympic Weightlifting Program

General Health

Developing a foundational wellness level is essential for long-term growth and injury avoidance. A variety of weight lifting regimes, including power, general strength, and other specific exercises, are necessary for the athlete's health.

Flexibility

Even while a lot of beginners lack basic flexibility in certain positions, the most of them may increase their mobility just by performing the drills and progressively increasing their overall flexibility.

Coordination & Tech

Most weightlifters are continually striving to lift more and more weight. Technical pattern development is a top focus. Injury may be caused by strength alone and is a quick and easy path to it.

Muscles' Hypertrophy

During a lifter's sports career, quality muscles must be developed in order to become stronger and more powerful. Without the proper development of muscle hypertrophy, most lifters just would never develop their performance and strength.

Adaptation Of The Neural System

Weightlifting is a very neural demanding kind of sport where beginning athletes must learn to execute actions requiring a high degree of muscle control while moving heavy loads quickly. Because a weightlifter must act quickly, powerfully, and incredibly precisely, their brain impulses & connections must be improved throughout the period of their career.

 Development of Performance

Performance is the ability of the lifter to exercise actively without losing work efficiency or getting unduly fatigued. Performance may be improved by progressively increasing the volume of the training, reducing rest periods, and including auxiliary and conditioning workouts. This is necessary for growth and the ability to accomplish more work.

Programming for Advanced vs Beginners Lifters


It's crucial to take into account how load programming differs for novice, intermediate, and elite weightlifters. There are many beginner weightlifting workout plans available, but you must remember that the loads must match your experience level.

Training Peculiarities For Beginners 

Beginner athletes might range in experience from two months to six to twelve months. Their methodology is to learn the fundamentals of main movements, develop the major muscle groups, and mitigate their lack of technical proficiency. In theory, an athlete can stay in the beginning division his whole life without feeling any problems. Beginners don't require complex training plans, and frequently they lack even a defined and clear 1RM. Instead, they require regular repetitions of controlled weightlifting movements that let them concentrate on technique. For strength exercises, they could adhere to a predetermined set and rep pattern (3x5), improving steadily from session to session. 

Training Peculiarities For Intermediate Lifters

Although they require more intensity and volume than beginners and have a consistent 1RM, intermediate weightlifters are still far distant from being elite & pro. A greater variety of weightlifting drills are used by intermediate lifters to eliminate technical faults and enhance movement quality. Additionally, strength exercises like pulls and squats can make use of a wider range of sets & reps, which will result in a more dynamic growth of the results.

Training Peculiarities For Advanced Lifters 

An increase in the quantity, volume, and intensity of training sessions is the major component of programming for advanced athletes. The 1 RM and the lifting technique used determine how well weightlifters at this level are trained. A weightlifter with extensive athletic expertise trains differently from a novice since they utilize fewer exercises, but they also notice a big intensity and volume of training loads. Near-maximal weight training is more efficient, but it can also lead to overstrain, which can lead to injuries or other negative impacts for the athlete.

Key Factors in Beginner Weightlifting Routine

The science of creating a weightlifting program is complex. As a result, we won't cover the entirety of the university lecture about programming here. These 5 fundamental guidelines will help you gain a general grasp of beginner lifting schedule.

Snatch And C&J Workouts Serve As The Foundation For The Loads

For best results, weightlifting exercises should be performed three times a week or more frequently.

 

This is due to two factors:

- according to study, you should routinely work on improving your motor abilities.

- in order to observe the required adaptation in both snatch and C&J, you must develop a certain speed strength.


The Consistency of Fundamental Strength Training

Weightlifting is an Olympic strength sport, thus you must continually work to increase squat, pull, and overhead strength. There is only one weekly strength programming rule for weightlifters: 2 squats, 2 overhead movements, and 1 pull.

 

The best approach to perform squats is to perform back squats in one session and then front squats in another. Practice has taught us that this has the greatest impact on C&J progress.

 

Drills above the head should be alternated: one workout should just use JERKs, while the other should include military or push presses. As a result, there will be an optimal balance between static and dynamic stress on thу upper body.

 

Regarding the weight in the pulls, they should be used to develop the clean and snatch technique in addition to gaining strength. As a result, different pull types must be chosen based on the power & technical training demands.


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Smart Workload Schedule To Allow For Recovery Time

Now that you know, the beginner olympic weightlifting program pdf should include a variety of power, strength and auxiliary workouts. Let's use the configuration on the five-day plan as an example to illustrate how to prevent overtraining:

 

Monday - Heavy load

Tuesday - Light load

Wednesday - Medium load

Thursday - Heavy load

Friday - Light/Medium load

 

You can perform big lifts, a high number of reps (over 3), or to combine these 3 parameters on heavy days. When it's a medium or light day, then reduce these settings.


Load Distribution In The C&J And Snatch Exercises.

Coaches employ four intensity zones for an effective utility of loads:

 

- up to or around 60% - in recovery or light exercises and in warm-up the load is completed around these weights, the ideal range is 3-6 reps in 4-6 sets;

 

- 70 to 80%; those workloads allow for the best tech practice and the best training effect is carried out here (the optimum range is 3 repetitions for 4-5 sets);

 

- The hardest work with modest volumes is between 80 and 90% (for example, 1-3 reps for 2-4 sets);

 

- Competitive & extreme and loads of 90% and higher (in one session recommended, from 2 and up to 6 singles).

 

Technical faults in competitive Snatch or C&J movements are more likely to occur when working weights are higher. Because of this, the main criterion for allocating the workload is to do the majority of the lifts with loads between 70 and 80-85 %, the average amount with loads between 85 and 90%. The minimal number of reps with loads over 90%. An athlete's training regimen gets more rigorous as his level increases. However, even exceptional athletes don't get beyond 13% in workloads over 90% and more.


The Distribution Of Load During Strength Training

When it comes to strength training, you shouldn't overcomplicate things. Try to do three to five sets of three to five reps for the squats, pulls, and presses.

 

It is advised to perform the majority of the power training at the 8 level of RPE for individuals, who are good with RPE approach. This might range in percentage values from 75 and up to 90%. The majority of lifting programs use this kind of load as well


 Important Elements of a Weightlifting Routine

Weightlifting in the modern day is a challenging speed-strength coordination sport. The growth of speed and strength is given particular focus during the weightlifters' training process. The growth of one physically influences the progress of the another, but not always; their link is the closest and most ambiguous. This happens when the amount of maximal force needed to move against a powerful external resistance while moving quickly rises. Weightlifters must continuously increase their flexibility, movement coordination and agility in addition to their physical attributes. These characteristics have a direct impact on how well competitive activities go. The features of the muscular contraction, the weight, the volume of load, as well as other factors all affect the load. However, intensity & volume are essentially the two components that influence the load in olympic weightlifting for beginners and advanced lifters.

Volume

An athlete's degree of fitness steadily rises and they start to take on a performance shape with an increase in preparation of a characteristic like volume. And the longer the lifter maintains his athletic shape, so the more training is done. Volume may be defined as the quantity of work completed. It is frequently taken into account when calculating the repetitions per set, session, week, mesocycle, and year.

Intensity

The load intensity is another feature. In simple words - it is a quality of training work. The methods for increasing the load's intensity are relatively varied, but they all essentially come to the same things: gradually increasing the barbell's weight, the number of reps used in the set, the working time, increasing the pace, etc.

Program Variability

Increases in load volume should be progressive and varied in nature, taking the shape of waves, different levels or steps and so on. This considers the athlete's age as well as his degree of technical, mental, physical, and theoretical readiness. Variability enables a shift in the workload over a wide timeframe (mesocycle and beyond), and a smaller time frame (microcycles) and within a single training session as well. Variability also defines diverse combinations of means in addition to varied alternatives for constructing a load. Even if elite lifters have a small number of them, they should be extremely diverse. Unfortunately, in the free OLY lifting programs that you may discover online, this feature is frequently overlooked.

Common Beginner Weightlifting Programming Mistakes

Inadequate Foundation Strength Work

It's common for beginners and even trainers to overlook the reality that Olympic weightlifting is a sport of power. Athletes who are unable to deadlift 100 kg will most certainly be unable to clean that weight. The leg & back strength and overall performance required to carry out heavy kilos will not be increased by performing just two sets of three reps of squats at 70–80% of your best squat clean.


An Improper Ratio Of Strength To Dynamic Exercises

The opposite side likewise has a twist. Some free OLY lifting programs place an excessive emphasis on building strength and not enough effort on Olympic Snatch and C&J exercises. CrossFitters who can easily back squat over 440 lb (200 kg) or even deadlift 500 lb, but still struggle to snatch 220 lb (100 kg) often look like this. Remember that no quantity of strength training will be able to enhance the mechanics and skill of Olympic lifts for beginners.

 

Additionally, you should be aware that the ratio of strength to dynamic (Snatch and Clean and Jerk) movements in the entire volume has a gold standard. The volume should aim for the specific ratio for appropriate improvement in Olympic weightlifting in monthly and weekly cycles:

 

Snatch drills - around 25%

C&J drills - around 25%

Pulls for Snatch - around 10-12%

Pulls for Clean - around 10-12%

Squats - around 25%

 

Naturally, variations of 4-6% are permitted. It will depend on the training time and the particular athlete.


Program Design Without Taking Recovery Into Account

Another frequent error is when a weightlifting program contains all the necessary components for building technical & strength skill, but is arranged in such a way that the lifter is perpetually exhausted, which ultimately results in overuse and injury. There are relaxing days and deload weeks for a purpose.