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 To increase muscular strength through a variety of new, full body exercises  To explain the development of weightlifting as an Olympic Sport  To understand.

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2  To increase muscular strength through a variety of new, full body exercises  To explain the development of weightlifting as an Olympic Sport  To understand Olympic Weightlifting and identify a variety Olympic lifts used in competition

3  The first Olympics were held in  Weightlifting was part of the “Field” events categorized under “Track and Field”, meaning it was not it’s own event.  There were 2 categories: One-handed lifts and Two-handed lifts.

4 One-HandedTwo-Handed Launceston Elliot 71 Kg (156.5 lbs) Viggo Jensen Kg (246 lbs)

5  In 1920, in Antwerp, Belgium, Weightlifting became an official Olympic Event  Events: ◦ ‘One-Hand’ Snatch ◦ ‘One-Hand’ Clean and Jerk ◦ ‘Two-Hands’ Clean and Jerk Only 14 Total Nations Competed

6  In 1928, Weightlifting dropped one-hand exercises altogether, leaving only:  The Clean and Press  The Snatch  The Clean and Jerk By 1972, the Clean and Press was eliminated, and what was left is what is still used in today’s Olympics: The Snatch The Snatch, Clean and Jerk, and the Hang CleansClean and Jerk Hang Cleans

7  Before 1932, athletes of all sizes and weights competed in just one single weight class. But for the 1932 Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, 5 weight classes were added.  Today, 7 weight classes exist for Olympic competition.

8  In 2000, at the Olympic Games in Sydney Australia, Women were first allowed to compete.

9 Wang Mingjuan 48 Kg Class (105lbs) Snatch: 91Kg (200lbs) Clean and Jerk:114Kg (251 lbs) Total:205Kg (451 lbs) China

10 Zhou Lulu 75+ Kg Class (286lbs) Snatch:146Kg (322lbs) Clean and Jerk:187Kg (412lbs) Total:333Kg (734lbs) China

11 Om Yun-Chol 56 Kg Class (123lbs) Snatch: 125Kg (276lbs) Clean and Jerk: 168Kg (370lbs) Total:293Kg (646lbs) North Korea

12 Behdad Salimi 105+ Kg Class (370lbs) Snatch:208Kg (459lbs) Clean and Jerk:247Kg (545lbs) Total:455Kg (1,003lbs) Iran

13  The first lift of an Olympic Competition and must be performed first to qualify for scoring  The essence of the event is to lift a barbell from the platform to locked arms overhead in a smooth continuous movementbarbell  Learn how to Learn how to  correctly perform… correctly perform…

14  The second of the Olympic lifts and must be performed second in order to qualify for scoring  The clean portion consists of the lifter moving a weighted barbell from the floor to a racked position across deltoids and clavicles. The jerk portion involves lifting the weight above the head until the arms are straight and the bar is stationary.  Learn how to perform correctly… Learn how to perform correctly…

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16  A variant of the Clean and Jerk, it begins with the barbell off the ground and arms hanging down, then, the bar is lifted to the clean position  Let’s see how to correctly demonstrate… Let’s see how to correctly demonstrate… 2 Types: StaticStatic (stationary, still) DynamicDynamic (rocking motion)

17  Refers to any variant of the clean in which the lifter does not catch the bar in a full squat position  Power originates from the floor as the lifter generates power by jumping  Let’s view a correct demonstration… Let’s view a correct demonstration…

18  What similarities did you observe between the Hang Cleans and the Power Cleans?  What is different between the Hang Cleans and the Clean and Jerk?  Why might someone who is lifting just for fitness use these lifts?

19  Let’s view some of the Women’s coverage Let’s view some of the Women’s coverage Let’s view some Men’s coverage Questions: 1. What exercise were the women performing? 2. What exercise were the men performing? 3. How can you tell the difference? 4. What similarities are there in the two? 5. The first movement in an Olympic lift is? 6. Where is the bar located for the squat portion of these lifts?

20  You will be asked to correctly execute one of the following for a grade: -Snatch -Power Clean -Hang Clean -Clean and Jerk You will have a written test on this information at the end of the week


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