Olympic Weightlifting

Olympic Weightlifting

There’s no sport on the planet that develops strength, speed, agility, mobility, and coordination as effectively as Olympic Weightlifting does. As one of the original 43 Olympic sports, Weightlifting has a rich legacy that we invite you to be a part of!

We’re proud to offer the most comprehensive Weightlifting program in Canada. Whether you’re a beginner looking to see where the sport takes you, a recreational lifter who just wants to learn the lifts, or a seasoned veteran looking to reach that next level we’ve got you covered.

Beginner

Our beginner program focuses on the fundamentals. Success comes through confidence, and our number one goal for everyone who learns the lifts with us is to feel confident in performing them! Our program prioritizes:

  1. Technical proficiency in the Snatch and Clean and Jerk
  2. The development of base strength in key movement such as the Squat
  3. Mobility and bodily awareness

Through years of experience having worked with hundreds of athletes we’re confident that our system is able to deliver maximal results in minimal time. You’ll learn the Snatch and Clean and Jerk both better and faster here than anywhere else!

Recreational/Intermediate

Know the lifts, but not sure about competition or what’s next? This is where our beginners graduate to and our competitors start. In this stream we focus on refining the base we built in the Beginner period, and begin working on the fun part: getting ridiculously strong at the lifts!

This stream is meant for individuals who’ve got their bases covered. Either they’ve gone through our Beginner curriculum or they’re of qualified status to participate in this training group. It’s also at this point that our members begin deciding if they’d like to try competing.

Competitive

At the competitive level, you will be expected to compete regularly for Team JustLift. Athletes of various stages of their athletic career are a part of our ever-growing team.

"JustLift is the premier weightlifting gym in Ottawa. If you want to learn or improve your olympic lifts - it's the place to train."
Rich Davidson
Team Canada Athlete
"JustLift is the premier weightlifting gym in Ottawa. If you want to learn or improve your olympic lifts - it's the place to train."
Rich Davidson
Team Canada Athlete