The sport of Weightlifting is practiced world-wide and has been in the Olympics since 1896. It’s a biathlon sport consisting of two events (the snatch and the clean & jerk), both of which involve lifting a barbell from the ground to overhead.
Some of our athletes compete regularly at the local, regional, and national levels and train the sport five days a week. Others are primarily interested in CrossFit (or another sport), and just train weightlifting on Sundays to gain technical proficiency and explosive strength. And most folks fall somewhere in between.
1:30-3pm Open Coached Hours
For athletes proficient in the competition lifts, this is a time to train together under the direct guidance of a weightlifting coach. These sessions follow the team programming and include technical work, strength development, and accessories.
Our weightlifting sessions do not follow a class structure – you are free to arrive when you can, stay as long as you like, and work through the programming at your own pace.
3pm-4pm Weightlifting On-ramp
For folks new to the sport, these hour-long sessions are a structured deep-dive into weightlifting technique. You should plan on attending the on-ramp sessions for at least five weeks before moving onto the team training, even if you’ve learned the lifts in other contexts, such as CrossFit or a collegiate strength and conditioning program.
Lift JP is a USA Weightlifting sanctioned barbell club and is JPCF’s competitive weightlifting team. Athletes of all experience levels are welcome to join – whether you’re a seasoned lifter or haven’t been in a gym in decades, we’ll be thrilled to have you!
Team members typically devote 2-3 days per week to weightlifting, training in-person on Sundays while getting video reviews from a coach for their mid-week sessions. The team competes four times a year around New England, and hosts an inclusive competition without gender categories or weight classes every fall. Lift JP was founded specifically to be a place where trans and nonbinary weightlifters can thrive.”