Olympic weightlifting can be a highly effective training protocol when applied to the right population – specifically: olympic weightlifters or competitive athletes (predominantly collegiate- or professional-level individuals involved in a contact sport). While we respect the hell out of the barbell, it can be very unforgiving.
Our [hard] stance is this: unless you’re willing to commit months, or even years, towards developing the highly technical skillset that barbell work demands, it can be dangerous when applied to a group setting.
Olympic weightlifting is best programmed for the individual and should be geared towards the demand of their sport (supported by their current skillset). While we may be barbell-free, know this: strength training is our top priority.
In fact, every single interval is structured around the strength element(s). Some of our favorite strength-building tools include kettlebells, dumbbells, med-balls, and more. Expect dynamic, functionally-driven weighted movement patterns that maximize output and minimize injury. A win-win for the everyday go-getter. - 8 hours ago