March 27, 2021 7:00 PM

Weightlifting preparation

Difficult training of the national team of Kazakhstan

Olympic weightlifting often simply referred to as weightlifting, is a sport in which the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.

The two competition lifts in order are the snatch and the clean and jerk. The snatch is a wide-grip, one-move lift. The clean and jerk is a close-grip, two-move lift. Each weightlifter receives three attempts in each, and the combined total of the highest two successful lifts determines the overall result within a bodyweight category. Bodyweight categories are different for male and female competitors and change over time. A lifter who fails to complete at least one successful snatch and one successful clean and jerk also fails to total, and therefore receives an «incomplete» entry for the competition. The clean and press was once a competition lift, but was discontinued due to difficulties in judging proper form.

In our collection you could see videos about the difficult training of weightlifters of the national team of Kazakhstan.