Type: Fitness, Strength sports


Improve your squat, bench press and deadlifting technique in a beginners or advanced course at USC.


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    Week 24

    Powerlifting at USC

    • Course of 9 classes of 1 hour.
    • At Universum there’s a beginners as well as an advanced course.
    • Every 10 weeks you can join a powerlifting competition at Universum.
    • At ClubWest there is a course for beginners.
    • There are open training sessions at Universum and ASC.
    • Additional exercises to get stronger.

    Advanced powerlifter or finished the course?

    At the ASC and Universum we offer open barbell training for advanced powerlifters. Check the group fitness timetable. You can join these training sessions with a regular fitness reservation.

    USC instructor

    Emiel Fincken is a BSc in Biomedical Sciences. Next to his studies, he obtained several weightlifting certificates (NSCA CSCS, KNKF). Furthermore he is a competitive powerlifter with the KNKF himself.

    Jelle Dames has been powerlifting for years now. He spent most of his life doing fitness and strength sports. He got his AALO level 1-4 and finished the courses Powerlifting trainer and Weightlifting trainer with Tom Bruijnen/Jordi Snijders (of sportquest.nl). He is teaching the powerlifting course at ClubWest.

    ASKV Kratos

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


    Online or at the front desk

    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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    Dr. Meurerlaan 10
    1067 SM Amsterdam Osdorp
    (020) 525 89 09

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    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