Barbell Development Program
What is Barbell Development?
The Olympic lifts, Snatch and Clean and Jerk, are extremely complicated lifts that take focus, coordinate, power, strength, and demand flexibility. They are easily scalable to be safe and also appropriate for group exercise, but often the intensity of a for time environment can lead to certain issues with the Olympic lifts. The Olympic lifts are for everyone and test athleticism more than many other movements in addition to being fairly easily scaled for a general population.
The Barbell Development Program takes the philosophical pillar of POSITIONING over DEPTH and applies it to a small class-based series of progressions that break the movements down into smaller and much more manageable pieces. One of the greatest mistakes a new lifter can make is confusing strength and the ability to lift for the ability to lift well.
We have a curriculum that has been developed over several years that is designed in the initial phases to teach the correct positioning for the lifter as well as overcome most mobility issues.
Lifting from the ground requires an advanced level of conceptual understanding as well as extremely precise mobility and muscle control. We can teach these things, but in the context of a “for time” workout the basics often get left behind and the requisite accessory work doesn’t test for the limits or deficiencies in a lifter.