Welcome to Newcastle’s 1st Olympic Weightlifting Club “Raise The Bar”
“Raise The Bar” was set up, by Vika De Giorgi, in May 2010 and it is 1st place in the history of Newcastle upon Tyne, to offer Olympic weightlifting.
Weightlifting (known best for snatch, and clean and jerk) is a multi-jointed activity that promotes and develops coordination, muscular synchronisation, joints and ligaments strength, balance, as well as self-discipline, self-belief, motivation and more.
The Olympic lifts will improve fitness, explosiveness, whether you are involved in any other sport or Crossfit. Explosiveness is a function of speed and strength.
Olympic Weightlifting can be a part of any strength and conditioning program. It is also a great way of losing unwanted weight and toning up!