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WYNOPOLY AQUAPULSE - WEIGHTLIFTING

Play it Once

Join WynActive’s very own weightlifting coach, Rob De Mayo, for an Olympic Weightlifting workshop (45mins) on Wednesday 4  August 10:15am – 11:00am at AquaPulse. Learn some lifting fundamentals for the Clean & Jerk and Snatch lifts, this workshop is suitable for all levels and first-time beginners are encouraged to join in!

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All eligible Wynopoly participants also receive x 1 FREE Visit Pass to use the AquaPulse gym (*some restrictions apply)

Play it at Home

Get lifting at home with the help of the WynActive team and a range of Home Workout Strength videos.

Play it Again

Want to learn how you can improve your health and wellbeing through weights? Reach out to the WynActive Health & Fitness Team to talk about how they can create a program tailored for your goals. Contact them here.

The History of Weightlifting in the Olympics

The modern sport of Olympic Weightlifting traces its origins to the European competitions of the 19th century. Before that, the earliest known recordings including those found in Egypt, China, India and most commonly Ancient Greece.

Olympic Weightlifting was one of the founding sports in the inaugural Olympic Games back in 1896 and provides the platform for some of the strongest athletes in the world to show their skills.

Olympic Weightlifting, often referred to as weightlifting, is a sport in which the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. The two lifts in order are the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. Each athlete receives three attempts in each lift, and the combined total of the highest two successful lifts determines the overall result.

Bench press is currently the only Para-powerlifting discipline contested at the Paralympic Games, with 10 weight divisions for male and female athletes testing their upper body strength.

Did you know?

Women did not compete in Olympic weightlifting until the 2000 Sydney Games.

Weightlifting competition will take place from 24th July – 4th August 2021

Lifting weights is for everybody

While it may not be executing the perfect Clean & Jerk or Snatch with a barbell, lifting weights is something all of us can incorporate into everyday life. Whether it is at the gym using machines, dumbbells or resistance bands, or just at home and in the park using everyday household items weightlifting can help improve strength and balance and lead to increased fat loss.