We Are Olympic Weightlifing Coaches Athletes Competitors Specialists

Proud Member of USA Weightlifting

Proud Member of USA Weightlifting

The Austin Barbell Club is open to aspiring athletes of all skill levels.

We focus on the individual no matter the age or background.

THatโ€™s not Olympic Weightlifing

Most functional fitness programs will box Olympic Weightlifting training into a 1 hour time-slots in order to maximize athlete headcount,  Working faster, with less volume in condensed time blocks will result in unnecessary exhaustion, poor technique, longer recovery times and potentially long term injury. Adapting AMRAPs, EMOMS and various MetCon based CrossFit style workouts that are inclusive of Olympic Weightlifting movements will not yield the same end-result.  In most cases this is counterproductive resulting in poor technique that will limit the athlete from progressing in he sport.

If your Olympic Weightlifting coach is teaching burprees, double-unders and asking you to participate in a weight-loss challenge they are not an Olympic Weightlifting coach.

"If you want to be an Olympic Weightlifter you must train like a Olympic Weightlifter"


At the Austin Barbell Club we are Specialists in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. All of our coaches are USAW Certified and have real world platform based experience.

It is out belief that not all weightlifters should train the same therefore training is adjusted based on their unique, individual situation. The simplest example of this would be using the same program for male and female athletes.  The results will not be ubiquitous, so why leverage the same training plan?  

This is what defines our athletes and separates us from the rest.