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Powerlifting and Weightlifting

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Welcome to Powerlifting and Weightlifting!

We are one of LUU's newest societies and we are all about Powerlifting and Weightlifting! Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned lifter, we provide a supportive environment where everyone can learn from each other. So if you've never picked up a weight before, don't worry, because we're here to help! Make sure you join the Facebook group, so you can keep up to date with events and socials. 

In addition to regular trainings with our professionally qualified coaches, we also run Q&A sessions every few weeks for beginners and intermediates who would like to learn more about equipment needed for powerlifting, programming, nutrition and more. Plus, we've got social events so everyone can have some fun outside the gym and build the supportive community that many of our members love!











Standard training takes place in the small weights room at the Edge Wednesdays 11-2pm and Saturdays 2-4pm with qualified trainers. 

Extra training has been set up on Saturdays 4-5pm at IMPLEXUS 

With interest increasing constantly, we're hoping to add even more training throughout the week and give you the most for your money!

Sign ups go live on Sunday evenings for the following week. 

Squad training takes place on Wednesdays 2-4pm at Graft Haus and Saturdays 3-5pm at IMPLEXUS.

Squad members do not need to sign up to squad training. 


We're the top ranking team in Northern Universities two years running and are hoping to spread that even further. Although we have only been fully formed for just two years year we are already one of the largest and strongest clubs within UK Universities. We are affiliated with the Yorkshire and Northeast Powerlifting Federation (YNEPF) and soon to be affiliated with All-England Powerlifting Federation (AEPF). We are also looking to become affiliated with local and national Olympic Weightlifting federations for those of you who are looking to compete in that area.



Standard Membership

Our standard membership fee for the entire year costs just £40! This covers the costs of all your standard training sessions. It's so cheap that it works out to just £1 per hour! Once your membership for the year is paid, standard training is FREE to attend - with no hidden costs and no session fees.                                      

Your membership fees include the following benefits:

  • Attend standard training for both powerlifting and weightlifting
  • Provided with structured training program
  • Entrance to our internal powerlifting and weightlifting competitions
  • Access to our seminar series
  • Invites to socials
  • Invites to club trips
  • Free access to competition clothing and equipment

Squad Membership

Our squad membership fee for the entire year is just an additional £10 from the standard membership! (£50!)

If you’re looking to compete in a powerlifting or weightlifting competition, whether it’s your first competition or you’ve been competing for years, this membership is for you. You’ll receive all the benefits of standard membership, but with some changes.

Your membership fees include the following benefits:



  • Access to squad training sessions (training as a group in an informal setting)
  • Following your own tailored training program (advice provided at seminar series)
  • Access to our *NEW* Rogue Power Bar at any time in the weight room
  • Financial support for competitions

If you decide at a later date you want to compete but already have standard membership we offer a £10 upgrade from standard to squad membership.

Sounds good? Get your membership here, now.


If you have any questions or concerns you can contant us via social media or email:

To speak to Danny our President please email or for Trent our Secretary, please email

Let's get strong!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I can no longer make training what do I do?

A: If before the day of training please cancel on the union page. If on the day please make sure you post on the Facebook group that you can no longer attend so we can find someone else to take the place. Failure to do so will result in a yellow card. Two cards will result in a 3 week training ban.

Q: I want to get some powerlifting kit but I'm not sure what to get. Where should I look?

A: There are many brands we could recommend from however the most important thing, especially if you are looking to compete is that it is IPF compliant. Please check all kit against the following link:

Q: I already have a programme I'm following do I have to do the one the club recommends?

A: You are welcome to continue any programme you are already running. The recommended program is to provide structure to training sessions.

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