The sport of Weightlifting is practiced world-wide and has been in the Olympics since 1896. It’s a biathlon sport consisting of two events (the snatch and the clean & jerk), both of which involve lifting a barbell from the ground to overhead.
Some of our athletes compete regularly at the local, regional, and national levels and train the sport five days a week. Others are primarily interested in CrossFit (or another sport), and just train weightlifting on Sundays to gain technical proficiency and explosive strength. And most folks fall somewhere in between.
We are proud to offer the best Olympic Weightlifting program in Jamaica Plain, distinguished by its comprehensive approach and expert coaching.
Enroll in our Olympic Weightlifting program today and elevate your lifting skills to the next level. Whether your goal is to compete, improve in a sport, or just enhance your overall fitness, our program is designed to help you succeed.
12:30pm-1:30pm Weightlifting for CrossFit
In this one hour class we primarily focus on one of the major lifts and an accompanying drill or strength piece to help reinforce good positions. Since this is weightlifting for CrossFit Athletes, class format will follow a traditional CrossFit-style class format with Coach leading every aspect from warm up, to skill and accessory work. Open to all skill-levels (once athletes complete our JPCF Fundamentals program), this is a great class to attend to become more comfortable and proficient with the Snatch and Clean and Jerk.
For athletes interested in competition, we have our Lift JP weightlifting club, which is a USA Weightlifting sanctioned club. Athletes of all experience levels are welcome to join, whether you’re a seasoned lifter or haven’t been in a gym in decades, we’ll be thrilled to have you!
Team members typically devote 2-3 days per week to weightlifting, training in-person on Sundays while getting video reviews from a coach for their mid-week sessions. The team competes four times a year around New England, and hosts an inclusive competition without gender categories or weight classes every fall. Lift JP was founded specifically to be a place where trans and nonbinary weightlifters can thrive.