Established in October 2014 the Atomic Barbell Club brings the sport of Olympic Weightlifting to West Berkshire.

Head Coach Seth Roose has been training and competing since xxxx. Seth holds the BWL (British Weightlifting) Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting and Level 2 Certificate in Weightlifting.

 

Seth currently coaches athletes that have competed in UK and International competitions, most recently the US Open in Las Vegas.

Weightlifting, also known as Olympic Weightlifting, is the sport of lifting barbells.

There are two competition lifts. The Snatch, a single movement from ground to over head, and the Clean & Jerk, a two movement lift from floor to shoulder, and from shoulder to over head.

Training in these movements will develop a whole host of athletic traits including strength, power, coordination and flexibility.

Weightlifting, also known as Olympic Weightlifting, is the sport of lifting barbells.

There are two competition lifts. The Snatch, a single movement from ground to over head, and the Clean & Jerk, a two movement lift from floor to shoulder, and from shoulder to over head.

Training in these movements will develop a whole host of athletic traits including strength, power, coordination and flexibility.

Olympic Weight Lifting is one of the oldest competitive sports still practiced today. Tracing its origins back to ancient Greece and China, Olympic Weight Lifting was one of the seven sports that made up the program of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens, 1896.

Weight Lifting for men has featured at every edition of the Olympic Games in the modern era, with women’s events introduced at the Sydney Games in 2000.

The International Governing Body for Olympic Weight Lifting across the globe is the International Weight Lifting Federation, first established in December 1889 in Vienna as the OAB. The OAB underwent various name changes throughout the years until settling on the International Weight Lifting Federation in 1972, with the establishment of the current two handed competition lifts, Snatch and Clean & Jerk, in 1973.

Women’s weightlifting was officially recognised and governed by the IWF from 1983 and in 1984 the first IWF penalties for anti-doping violations were agreed upon by the Executive Board. Shortly after the official recognition of women’s weightlifting, the first women’s international competition took place in Budapest, 1986.

Olympic Weight Lifting is a bodyweight sport with athletes competing against others in the same category. The athlete who lifts the highest combined weight after the Snatch and Clean & Jerk is the winner. As of 1998 Men compete in 8 bodyweight categories from <56kg – 105+kg, women compete in 7 categories from <48kg – 75+kg.

British Weight Lifting is affiliated to the European Weight Lifting Federation (EWF), the governing body for Olympic Weight Lifting in Europe, and the IWF.

                                                                                                                       Source britishweightlifing.org

At the Atomic Weightlifting Club sessions are programmed incorporating the strength elements from Power lifting with the technical Weightlifting lifts to provide our athletes with all-round skills.

Whether you are looking to step on to a competitive platform, either Weightlifting or Power lifting, or looking to build some base strength everyone can benefit from these sessions.