Getting Started Competing in Weightlifting

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 22:44:06 +0000
April 16, 2024
Getting Started Competing in Weightlifting

So you are interested in competing in weightlifting. Here are some steps to get started.[caption id="attachment_607" align="alignnone" width="300"]

Chara at Weightlifting Youth Nationals

Chara at Weightlifting Youth Nationals[/caption]

  1. Find a coach. Not all coaches are created equal. Make sure you learn: who they have coached, their background as an athlete, and how many people they currently coach and at what ages and levels. Here is a list of USA Weightlifting Clubs.
  2. Register as a USA Weightlifting member.
  3. Get weightlifting shoes. I personally prefer either Nike Romaleos or Adidas Adipower.
  4. You will most likely need a singlet for your first competition so go ahead and get that.
  5. Signup for your first competition. Here is a link to local competitions.

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