Olympic Weightlifting Training

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The Olympic Weightlifting Training Instructor undertakes the training of healthy adults and/or athletes using the Olympic weightlifting techniques and all their pre-exercises. He teaches and provides guidance during the implementation of these specific techniques in individual sessions or small groups. His role allows for safe training through adequate supervision and customized training design. The theoretical knowledge and practical skills acquired focus solely on the Olympic weight lifting methodology and its implementation in the context of fitness or professional training programs in order to improve physical condition.

  • Definition
  • Historical review
  • The need of application to sports and fitness
  • Basic Olympic weight lifting techniques
  • Advantages & benefits
  • Dangers & safety issues
  • Basic & advanced exercises
  • Basic moves and pre-exercises (deep squat, deadlift, clean / épaulé, jerk / jeté, snatch / arraché)
  • Adaptation of load to the exercise practitioner level
  • Training design & periodicity
  • Suggested muscle strength improvement programs

Students have the opportunity to attend, as a complementary educational unit, the Pro Level 1 module of the Core Fitness Knowledge Course, in order to enhance their theoretical background:

  • Anatomy - Kinesiology I
  • Physiology of Exercise I
  • Nutrition Exercise and Health I

  • In charge of the Specialty Course

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    Panayotis Melas, BSc & Grigoris Stoupiadis