Fitness 104 PowerPoint

To increase muscular strength through a
variety of new, full body exercises
To explain the development of weightlifting as
an Olympic Sport
To understand Olympic Weightlifting and
identify a variety Olympic lifts used in
The first Olympics were held in 1896.
Weightlifting was part of the “Field” events
categorized under “Track and Field”, meaning
it was not it’s own event.
There were 2 categories: One-handed lifts
and Two-handed lifts.
Launceston Elliot
71 Kg (156.5 lbs)
Viggo Jensen
111.5 Kg (246 lbs)
In 1920, in Antwerp, Belgium, Weightlifting
became an official Olympic Event
◦ ‘One-Hand’ Snatch
◦ ‘One-Hand’ Clean and Jerk
◦ ‘Two-Hands’ Clean and Jerk
Only 14 Total Nations Competed
In 1928, Weightlifting dropped one-hand
exercises altogether, leaving only:
 The Clean and Press
 The Snatch
 The Clean and Jerk
By 1972, the Clean and Press was eliminated,
and what was left is what is still used in
today’s Olympics:
The Snatch , Clean and Jerk, and the
Hang Cleans
Before 1932, athletes of all sizes and weights
competed in just one single weight class. But
for the 1932 Olympics in Lake Placid, New
York, 5 weight classes were added.
Today, 7 weight classes exist for Olympic
In 2000, at the Olympic Games in Sydney
Australia, Women were first allowed to
Wang Mingjuan
48 Kg Class (105lbs)
91Kg (200lbs)
Clean and Jerk: 114Kg (251 lbs)
205Kg (451 lbs)
Zhou Lulu
75+ Kg Class (286lbs)
146Kg (322lbs)
Clean and Jerk: 187Kg (412lbs)
333Kg (734lbs)
Om Yun-Chol
56 Kg Class (123lbs)
125Kg (276lbs)
Clean and Jerk: 168Kg (370lbs)
293Kg (646lbs)
North Korea
Behdad Salimi
105+ Kg Class (370lbs)
208Kg (459lbs)
Clean and Jerk: 247Kg (545lbs)
455Kg (1,003lbs)
The first lift of an Olympic Competition and
must be performed first to qualify for scoring
The essence of the event is to lift a barbell
from the platform to locked arms overhead in
a smooth continuous movement
Learn how to
correctly perform…
The second of the Olympic lifts and must be
performed second in order to qualify for scoring
The clean portion consists of the lifter moving a
weighted barbell from the floor to a racked
position across deltoids and clavicles. The jerk
portion involves lifting the weight above the head
until the arms are straight and the bar is
Learn how to perform correctly…
A variant of the Clean and Jerk, it begins with
the barbell off the ground and arms hanging
down, then, the bar is lifted to the clean
Let’s see how to correctly demonstrate…
2 Types:
Static (stationary, still)
Dynamic (rocking motion)
Refers to any variant of the clean in which the
lifter does not catch the bar in a full squat
Power originates from the floor as the lifter
generates power by jumping
Let’s view a correct demonstration…
What similarities did you observe between the
Hang Cleans and the Power Cleans?
What is different between the Hang Cleans
and the Clean and Jerk?
Why might someone who is lifting just for
fitness use these lifts?
Let’s view some of the Women’s coverage
Let’s view some Men’s coverage
1. What exercise were the women performing?
2. What exercise were the men performing?
3. How can you tell the difference?
4. What similarities are there in the two?
5. The first movement in an Olympic lift is?
6. Where is the bar located for the squat portion
of these lifts?
You will be asked to correctly execute one of
the following for a grade:
-Power Clean
-Hang Clean
-Clean and Jerk
You will have a written test on this information
at the end of the week

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