Olympic weightlifting isn’t just for elite athletes. The clean, jerk, and snatch are great ways to teach movement and coordination under load. When coached and performed correctly, they contribute to fitness and natural movement patterns in ways most exercises don’t.
The Olympic lifts challenge strength, power, speed, balance, and even cardio when performed in sequence. Especially with the advent of CrossFit, functional movement training, and bringing athletic training to general populations, learning these lifts can set you apart from the masses.