Frequently asked questions
What is Powerlifting and Weightlifitng? Is there a difference between the two?
Powerlifting consists of 3 lifts- the squat, the bench press, and the deadlift. Weightlifting consists of 2 lifts - the snatch (floor to overhead in one movement) and the clean & jerk (floor to overhead in two movements). At Warwick Barbell we support people looking to improve at both of these sports, whether just for fun or if you're looking to compete.
What kinds of sports does Warwick Barbell offer?
At Warwick Barbell, we're open to all types of lifting and experience levels - whether you've never stepped foot in a gym or if you've competed 100 times, being a member of Warwick Barbell will allow you to train with us, helping you to reach your fitness goals.
Do I need to be strong to be a part of Warwick Barbell? Do I need to compete?
Not at all! Whether you're a champ or you've never set foot in a gym, the only thing that matters to us is that you want to get stronger. You don't have to choose between powerlifting or weightlifting or any other exercises, and you don't have to compete if you don't want to - Warwick Barbell is for everyone wanting to get stronger. That being said, we hold internal meets which we encourage getting involved in, it's a really fun atmosphere to max out lifts in with a lot of cheers and support.
I'm a girl, is weightlifting/powerlifting for me? Will it make me bulky?
All women are welcome, we have plenty of women in our club, and our women are doing fantastically! Head over to our women's page to find out more!
Where do Warwick Barbell train? Will I need a gym membership?
Warwick Barbell train at the Sports and Wellness Hub, which most people will know as the campus gym. You'll need to pick up a Warwick Sport membership, which you can grab here!
What days and times can I train with Warwick Barbell?
We train as a group twice a week, on Wednesday 1-3, and on Saturday 12-2, but you'll likely see many of us around in the gym on other days of the week too! Most of us enjoy training 3-5 days a week at Warwick Sport, so you'll likely always see some friendly faces in the gym whilst you train.
What benefits do I get from joining Warwick Barbell?
Most importantly, you'll be joining a group of like-minded lifters, all of whom are at different stages, and are always happy to help with any questions you might have. During our training sessions, we'll be available to support you in anything lifting related, and we'll be more than happy to share some tips and tricks that you can use to improve your own lifting.