Type: 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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    Weightlifting at USC

    The course consists 9 classes of 1 hour.
    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

    Jelmer Stiekema is teaching the beginners and advanced course. He is Olympic weightlifting trainer, crossfit trainer and fitness trainer. He is a certified oefentherapeut Mensendieck.

    Vincent van Hoogstraten is the instructor for the walk-in classes. He’s also teaching the beginners weightlifting course. He is Olympic weightlifting trainer, crossfit trainer, fitness trainer and certified physiotherapist.

    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.


    Universum, Weightlifting course beginners,15 Sep 19.00 FULL

    Category I € 45,-

    Category II € 85,-

    Category III € 95,-

    SubscribeTariff categories

    Subscribe preferably online by choosing a membership above. If you decide to subsribe at one of our front desks, we will help you with your online purchase.

    Starting dates courses*
    Period 1: in the week of 13 September 2021
    Period 2: in the week of 22 November 2021
    Period 3: in the week of 14 February 2022
    Period 4: in the week of 25 April 2022
    *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. IStudents UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
    Cat. IIEmployees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
    Cat. IIIAnyone else