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Becoming a Weightlifter

Weightlifting training revolves around developing the skills and strength to perform the two Olympic lifts – the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk.

To start your Olympic weightlifting journey use the Find a Club tab to get in touch with your nearest weightlifting club or click the 'Do You Want To Try Weightlifting' tile and we'll put you in contact with your nearest club so you can arrange your first training session.

A qualified weightlifting coach will provide you with expert instruction and guidance. 

To lift in competitions you'll need to sign up as a member of NSWWA.

Only current members are covered in competition and training by the Australian Weightlifting Federation insurance.

Although Olympic Weightlifting is commonly seen as a test of strength, it is actually a very technically demanding sport. Coaches spend many months teaching a new participant correct lifting techniques and ensuring that these techniques are maintained.

Nelson Harris 2018 - Oceania Championships, Monte Dore

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