To be approved to Olympic lift in the Leach Center, patrons must pass a skills test that includes each of the following items.  See the Olympic Lifting page for information on classes and skills test sessions.


OL Skills: Clean

  • Hands are between hip and shoulder width apart.
  • Shoulders are over bar.
  • Head is up.
  • Spine is neutral.
  • Bar stays close to body.
  • Heels come off the floor on the second pull.
  • Maintains control through the catch.
  • Maintains neutral spine through entire lift.
  • Elbows are high, Humerus are parallel to the ground after the catch.
  • Hips are fully extended before the drop.

OL Skills: Jerk

  • Bar rests on shoulders.
  • Elbows are pointing forward, humerus are parallel to the ground.
  • Spine is neutral, head is up.
  • Dip and Drive are evident.
  • Head comes through the arms after the drive.
  • Bar remains fixed overhead.

OL Skills: Snatch

  • Hands are wider than shoulder width.
  • Shoulders are over bar.
  • Head is up.
  • Spine is neutral.
  • Bar stays close to body.
  • Heels come off the floor on the second pull.
  • Hips extend through the second pull.
  • Head comes through the arms after the catch.
  • Bar remains fixed, overhead.

Questions?

Please contact Lynn Grasso, Assistant Director for Fitness, at 850-644-0546 or via email with any questions or comments.