Type: Fitness, Strength sports


The weightlifting course will get you a solid technical basis. After the course, or if you’re already experienced, you can do your own training on the platform.

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Week 24

Weightlifting at USC

The course consists 9 classes of 1 hour: a course for beginners and for more experienced weightlifters.
You will learn all basic techniques and derivatives of Olympic weightlifting.
You will learn many extra exercises that can be useful in sport specific or personal training programs.
Please note: you should be able to lift a barbell (at least 10 kg) above your head.
Every course will end with a weightlifting ‘intro’ competition night.


USC instructor

Tom Lanting
Weightlifting is an important part of my life for 5 years already. I’m doing it almost every day and since 2018 I even started giving the USC weightlifting course. At USC, I’m also managing the front desk team and I’m working on becoming a fitness instructor.

Advanced weightlifter or finished the course?

Besides the courses, you can work out with your fitness membership during the open barbell trainings at ASC and Universum (see the group fitness timetable). If you already have some experience with weightlifting, you can also work out individually at our weighlifting platform.

ASKV Kratos

ASKV Kratos is the student strength sports association in Amsterdam. Check the Kratos website.

Check all courses!

Subscribe preferably online by clicking on the ‘Check all courses!’ button above. If you decide to subscribe at one of our front desks, we will help you with your online purchase.

Cat. I: €50,- | cat. II: €90,- | cat. III: €105,-
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Starting dates courses*
Period 1: in the week of 12 September 2022
Period 2: in the week of 21 November 2022
Period 3: in the week of 13 February 2023
Period 4: in the week of 24 April 2023
*courses are available for purchase on the Monday 5 weeks prior to the starting dates above


Sportcentrum Universum
Science Park 306
1098 XH Amsterdam
(020) 525 89 55

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Categories shortened for full categories

Cat. I Students UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
Cat. II Employees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
Cat. III Anyone else