Midcoast Barbell Club is a registered club with USA Weightlifting.
Olympic lifting class is offered every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and is open to all MidCoast CrossFit members. We focus on specifically the snatch and the clean and jerk lifts with variations including pulls, drills, and supplemental exercises.
Goals of our athletes include training for and competing in local and national olympic weightlifting events, improving weightlifting technique, and building strength through lifting.
-Sanctioned meets are official weightlifting meets and are governed by the rules of USAW. The format includes three official attempts at the snatch lift and three attempts at the clean and jerk lift. The highest of the successful attempts will be your total score. There are specific guidelines as to what is considered an acceptable lift, i.e. no press out at the top of a jerk or snatch.
An athlete must be registered as a member of USAW in order to compete in these events. There is a yearly membership fee and registration that can be completed online at: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting. When registering remember to list MidCoast Barbell Club as your registered club!
Connecticut is established as an LWC and has all local events posted at www.connecticutweightlifting.com. All Olympic weightlifting events sanctioned and non-sanctioned are run by CT LWC and the dates are posted on this website. Once you are a registered member with USAW, then this is where you will sign up for local weightlifting meets.
-Non-sanctioned meets are unofficial weightlifting meets and are much more relaxed in the rules of the lifts, i.e. pressouts are acceptable. These meets follow the same structure and sequence of lifting and use kg weights, so it is a good place to start to get a feel for what a sanctioned meet will be like. Anybody can compete and no USAW membership is required, but there is usually an entrance fee that you pay to the local venue.