Columbus Weightlifting Club, Inc.
Columbus Weightlifting Club (CWLC), an Ohio-based 501(c)3 corporation and recognized weightlifting club within USA Weightlifting, was founded in 1999 to provide coaching services, training facilities, and other benefits to eligible athletes. The Arnold Weightlifting Championships (The Arnold) has been held annually since 2003. Having begun as a local competition, the Arnold is now recognized as one of the world’s premier international invitational weightlifting competitions.
We teach explosion through the Olympic Lifts. Contact us and find out how.
Please contact Head Coach Mark Cannella at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-832-2757.
Our home is at 11 Athletics -
- 1600 Alum Creek Drive
- Columbus, OH, 43209
- Tel: 614-745-2868
What is Olympic Weightlifting?
As one of the original sports contested in the first modern 1896 Olympic Games, Weightlifting is now one of the most popular Olympic Sports internationally. Olympic Weightlifting in the US is experiencing phenomenal growth, both as a competitive sport, and as the premier explosive training for other sports, most notably Football.In this sport, two lifts are contested where the primary goal is to lift the weight from the floor to an overhead position. The first lift is the SNATCH where the bar is lifted overhead in one continuous movement. The CLEAN & JERK is first lifted from the floor to the chest, and then in a separate movement, jerked overhead. In both lifts, explosiveness and strength make them the most powerful human movements in all of sport.
Weightlifting is the ultimate sport; it requires explosive power, technique, coordination, balance, flexibility and mental focus.