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Training at: 10400 Reading Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati 45241, co-located with Breakthrough on the south side of plaza directly across from TriHealth Evendale Hospital.
Coached hours:
Monday evenings, 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM, Saturdays 10:00 to 1:00 PM

Wednesday and Thursday mornings 6:00 Am to 7:30 AM
Other times by appointment.  Nominal daily and monthly fee. Use Contact form to request details.

About Cincinnati Weightlifting Club

The Cincinnati Weightlifting Club is a USAW recognized club, training the Snatch and Clean-and-Jerk. These are the lifts of the Olympic games and are commonly known as the “Olympic lifts.”

This is NOT power lifting (bench press, squat, dead lift) or toning or body building (a “sport” where judgment is based upon muscle size and symmetry). There are plenty of clubs around that cater that sort of cake-boy lifting.

Weightlifting is the only barbell sport of the Olympics and the training methods are applicable to a variety of other sports. To name a few: volleyball, basketball, football, soccer, track and field, baseball, hockey, lacrosse. No bench pressing allowed! No curls in the squat rack!

What we offer is expert services in lifting instruction from highly educated, experienced coaches. As well, you get individualized programming in strength and conditioning and weightlifting designed to give you personal performance and health improvement. We have sports psychology services as well as restorative methods available, too. Lots of energy, time, and commitment is put into your development. Of course, we are looking for that in return.

I can confidently state that we have the best, most qualified coaching staff within 500 miles.  All our coaches have national and international competition experience plus we have a national coach and two Level 2 advanced coaches.  All are background screened, certified in Safe Sport, trained in the Athlete Development Model (ADM) initiated by other Olympic sports, & USADA certified.

Why Olympic Lifts?

If you have ever thought about ways to get faster, stronger, quicker, etc, weightlifting may be for you. Are you a parent and thinking about putting your kid in to an organized team sport? If so, your child can become a weightlifter!

Less stress to growing bodies (no lateral movements), increased bone density, better muscular development: you can’t beat weightlifting. Weightlifting has a near zero (really) injury rate. Soccer, hockey, baseball, basketball all have high injury rates. Young knees and hips take a beating in these sports.  Weightlifting improves athletic movement via concentric AND eccentric transition; think agility and speed.

Masters Weightlifting

All this talk about making your child a weightlifter… what about older or not so in shape guys and gals?

CWC has several Masters-aged lifters who still compete, make progress, and have been doing so for 10+ years.  Masters Weightlifting is designed for anyone 35 years and older. There is no requirement to have performed these lifts in your past to join CWC. If you have reasonable coordination and desire to try, contact us for an initial visit and introduction to the lifts.