Crosstraining - Weightlifting


The heading “Weightlifting” means exercises from classic Olympic weightlifting. Movements like the clean, jerk, press or snatch that are primarily about moving a relatively high weight over your head in a standing position. The required techniques are taught in the GettheMove course.

Front Squat

The front squat trains not only the leg muscles, but also the upper body. The barbell is balanced in front of the body on the shoulders. This forces the deeper muscles of the core to work harder in order to hold the body in place.


The snatch is a coordinated, continuous movement performed at speed. It is a demanding, complex exercise from the discipline of Olympic Weightlifting, which trains the legs primarily. You will also feel the effects of the training in your forearms, shoulders, biceps, triceps and lower back.

Back Squat

The back squat is often called the king of weightlifting exercises since it’s a fundamental, basic movement for strength athletes. A back squat places demands on and trains a lot of muscles such as the quadriceps, hamstring, gluteus and adductors.