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The only UCL sports club to provide one-on-one coaching to all its members, UCL Barbell is the center of all things strength training and fitness on campus. With our new online training programme, Project Genesis, you have access to high level coaching and programming wherever you are. If you want to compete or just take your training to the next level, we will assign you a coach who takes care of technique and programming for the entire year, for just £50!

The club caters both to competing athletes, those wishing to learn and progress in a new sport and anyone who wants to get fitter and stronger! Our members currently train and compete across the strength disciplines of powerlifting, weightlifting, strongman and CrossFit, as well as those who train for aesthetics and bodybuilding. We also support the average gymgoer who wants to use strength training to progress in their own sport (rugby, rowing, taekwondo etc), or for general wellbeing.

We offer training sessions, seminars, competitions and events throughout the year, providing opportunities for novices and senior members alike.

Members benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience from our highly qualified coaching teams in both weightlifting and powerlifting, headed by Norman Cheung (Junior Head Coach of the GB Powerlifting Team) and Adam Warwicker (owner of North London Weightlifting and overall weightlifting wizard).

Remote Tier Membership gives you access to our Facebook group, kit orders (t-shirts, hoodies etc.) and possible group discounts with brands such as SBD and Strengthshop.

Remote Plus Tier Membership gives you access to all our online events and training sessions, template programmes and the club Whatsapp group. 

Tier 1 Membership gives you access to all of our events, training sessions, workshops and highest level coaching from the new Project Genesis Online Club Coaching service run by our own Norman Cheung and JJ Ng. Find out more here.

Tier 2 Membership gives you access to all of our events, training sessions, workshops, as well as personalised programming and coaching from our highly qualified team.

Our most recent accolades include:

London Varsity Series Weightlifting Champions 19/20

British Universities Men and Women Powerlifting Champions 16/17
IPF World Universities Powerlifting Men and Women 1st Runner-Up 16/17

We hope to see you at one of our sessions soon, and please follow us on Facebook ( and Instagram (

If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a message in the Welcome Fair chat, on Instagram or to!

UCL Barbell Club have signed the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment Pledge.

This Club is Pride in Sport Accredited

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