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MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING

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Masters Weightlifting is the Olympic sport of weightlifting for persons 35 years old or older. Weightlifting is the ultimate sport of strength and power and should not be confused with powerlifting, bodybuilding, or general weight training. Weightlifting consists of two events; the snatch and the clean-and-jerk.

Strength sports are one of the best ways to get your bone strengthening exercise, the aesthetic benefits of fitness, and even improve sleep and reduce stress. We’re outlining here why, as you becoming increasingly aware of the importance of exercise, you’d like it to be fun, goal-oriented, communal, and have the option of competing if you so choose.

Weightlifting can also have benefits over regular resistance training in that it’s incredibly anaerobic, requiring very short duration energy systems, and neuromuscular adaptations from Olympic lifting can translate to more muscle engagement and an ability to rapidly recruit muscle fibers to afford you stability.

Here are some of our Cherokee Barbell Masters Athletes:

Ayse Sukola

2015 Pan Am Masters Bronze Medalist, ages 35-40 75kg. Training 5 days a week

Jessica Watson

Cherokee Barbell – Masters Women 35-39 – Barbell Collective 2021, 1st Meet, Best Snatch 62 – Best C&J 72

Joy Frazier

Masters Athlete, ages 50-55 and Gold Medalist Arnold Championships. Training 3 days a week.

Nick Pantazides

2019 Masters Nationals Champion ages 35-40 96kg Weight Class. Training 3 days a week.

Amelia Ferries

2021 LWC State Champion. Training 4 days a week

Donovan Conrad

2015 Pan -Am Masters Silver Medalist and 2016 Masters Nationals Champion. Training 3 days a week.



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