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Welcome to the University of Leeds Barbell Club; the strongest club on campus and YNEPF Northern Universities Champions 17' & 18'. We host specific training for Powerlifting and Weightlifting as well as open sessions for anyone from any strength sport. These sessions are aimed at both complete beginners and competitive lifters. We also support Strongman, CrossFit, Bodybuilding and General Fitness as a social society. If you go to the gym or are interested in any strength sport, then this is the society to be in!


Our training schedule is as follows. Our Edge sessions take place in the weightlifting room on the left as you walk in. Implexus Gym is a top-spec powerlifting and strongman gym located in LS12 2QG. You don’t need to be a member of these gyms to access training, just a full upgraded member of the society. You will be able to sign up to training sessions through the links posted on our members only Facebook group every Sunday evening at 6pm.

Monday 2-4pm Powerlifting Only @ The Edge

Tuesday 2-4pm Weightlifting Only @ The Edge

Wednesday 12-2pm Open Session @ Implexus Gym

Wednesday 2-4pm Open Session @ Implexus Gym

Friday 1-3pm Open Session @ The Edge

Saturday 2-4pm Open Session @ Implexus Gym

Anyone for any sport can come to open sessions, but Monday will be for powerlifting only and Tuesday will be for weightlifting only. These sessions will be more group focused, with open sessions being more individual.


Hoodies? Jumpers? Jackets? Deadlift Socks? Shorts? Leggings? Polo? Joggers? Puffa Jacket? Holdall? Backpack? 

We’ve got it all! You can also get most items customised with your initials on.

You can get all of your UoL Barbell Club kit here.

We also have competition-approved club T-shirts available under 'products'.


Our full membership is £50 (which is an absolute steal for what you get) for the whole year and our social membership is £25. Our full membership includes all the perks below and the social membership includes only access to socials, seminars and our group chat.

To purchase a full membership please first purchase a £25 ‘standard membership’ (social membership), then purchase a £25 ‘year full membership upgrade’ which is available under Products.

What perks do you get for joining the society with the full membership?

  • • Access to 6 coached training sessions per week at The Edge and Implexus with British Weightlifting and Powerlifting qualified coaches.
  • • Access to our Power Bars, SSB and weightlifting training bars & plates to use at any time during your own training at the Edge and Implexus. (PLEASE ASK FOR ACCESS CODE)
  • • 10% off entry fees to competitions as part of a British Powerlifting approved club and a discounted rate on Eleiko kit.
  • • Access to exclusive UoL Barbell team kit - available now under 'products'!
  • • Free entry to our internal PL & WL competitions.
  • • Access & discounted entry, travel & accommodation to the YNEPF January Open and BP British Universities Championships competitions as part of the UoL squad.
  • • Access to our Brawn community group.
  • • Support at BUCs Weightlifting and Parapowerlifting as a UoL team member.
  • • Access to a folder of free generalised programming. Personalised programming/coaching is available at an extra cost from our team coaches. (PLEASE ASK FOR ACCESS LINK)
  • And finally, access to a club which thrives on a friendly and supportive atmosphere, with a 50/50 gender split which is designed for complete beginners and competitive athletes.
  • If you want to train or compete with the university then this is the membership to get!

Remember to follow us at University of Leeds Barbell Club on Facebook and @LeedsBarbell on Instagram!

We look forward to seeing you at training and social events. Stay strong 💪🏼

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