Best way to get started in Oly Weightlifting?

Hey! I’m thinking of getting into Oly Weightlifting. Just wondering how I should go about doing it? Is there a starting program or a set of exercises I should focus on? Thanks!

What are your goals, what other sports if applicable are you doing?

Olympic Weightlifting is the Snatch and Clean & Jerk. Everything you do is based on those two classical lifts.

I want to focus solely on increasing those two lifts.

Go to Dan Johns website, he has an oly beginner program

[quote]Confinative wrote:
I want to focus solely on increasing those two lifts. [/quote]

Honestly, the best thing to do is find a coach. Google USA Weightlifting and look up the closest LWC to you. If there is not one near you, call one of them and find out if they know a good coach in your area. Go visit them as often as possible.

If you can’t do that, get some equipment, barbell, bumpers and a squat rack, and get some online coaching (consists of you video’ing yourself and sending it to e-coach for review).

Find an olympic weightlifting gym/coach, there is no way you will be able to learn the correct technique on your own. I recently joined one and the results are fantastic! :slight_smile: