Develop Functional Strength and an Athletic Physique
Unlike bodybuilding, Olympic Style Weightlifting develops functional strength and an athletic physique. This style of training is widely used by many of today's best athletes not only to build explosive strength but also speed and coordination.
Develop athletic skill, flexibility and power and master the competitive lifts of the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. This program is open to all levels looking to learn the clean & jerk and snatch, and other related full body exercises. This is a great program for students and outside members looking to build strength, power and explosiveness through this very effective form of sport conditioning/cross training. Our program extends to new lifters with a desire to compete within the sport of Olympic Weightlifting representing the University of Toronto.
Members of the program will learn the foundations of technique and strength training under the leadership of athletes from UTM's Olympic Weight Lifting Team, widely recognized as one of the most accomplished teams in Canada. There are a number of competitions the program will attend from the novice to the advanced lifter including those hosted at UTM listed below.
Recent accomplishments include five medalists from the 2005 Canadian Championships, a Commonwealth champion, a Pan-Am Games champion, and a 2004 Athens Olympian.
Olympic Weightlifting Coaching Hours
Our programmed coaching hours teach the fundamental technique for the beginner to the advanced lifter without the expectation to compete. Includes programming for cross training and conditioning in support of other sports or athletic endeavours.
- Monday-Friday: 3pm-5pm (Youth/Student)
- Tuesday / Thursday: 4pm-8pm (Open)
- Saturday: 9am-12pm (Open)
- Monday/Wednesdays/Friday: 7pm-10pm (Competitive Athletes*)
Competitive athlete participants are selected to represent the University of Toronto on its team and are registered as a competitive athlete through the Ontario Weightlifting Association, OWA membership is included for program registrants.
For more information on this program, please see the above coaching schedule or contact our coaching staff at email@example.com or Darren Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you are interested in taking a look at how the club trains and learning more about how you can be involved in the program, please contact email@example.com or Nikki Robichaud (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an appointment for an Orientation/Evaluation with one of our coaches. Your scheduled visit will begin with a consultation to see which of our focused group and coaching sessions would best suit your training needs and aspirations.
- Winter Lift February 8th, 2013 Gym C/HPC (Registration now full)
For more information on how to get involved or to be part of our volunteer team during our host competitions, please contact email@example.com or contact Nikki Robichaud (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To register as an athlete on our waitlist for the Ontario Open competition, please click on the link below, or visit the OWA website for further details. Please note that this competition is currently full with a waitlist