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Training at: 10400 Reading Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati 45241, effective July 1, 2020.
Coached hours:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM and
Saturday morning 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Other times by appointment.
Nominal 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!

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.

Masters Weightlifting

All this talk about making your child a weightlifter… what about us “old” guys and gals?

CWC has several Masters-aged lifters (including this webmaster). 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.