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What is, Inc.?, Inc. is a charitable organization (501(c) 3 NY not-for-profit corporation) dedicated to:

a) Developing amateur athletes for national and international Weightlifting competition (in Olympic-style weightlifting competition of the kind held at the Olympic Games) by recruiting, coaching and providing training facilities for them.

b) Educating the public regarding the nature, benefits and history of weightlifting and related activities; training athletes, coaches and officials in the techniques, training methods and rules of sport of weightlifting; assisting schools, institutions of higher education, recreation departments and other similar organizations with respect to how to plan and develop facilities and training programs for weightlifters.

c) Educating the public regarding the dangers of drug use and the benefits of drug free weightlifting and related activities,

Weightlifting produces the strongest most powerful athletes in the world yet, when practiced correctly, is one of the safest and most esteem building of sports. It offers competition to male and female athletes of all ages (there are competitions for pre-teens up to athletes in their 80s) and sizes (there are 8 bodyweight categories for men and 7 for women). Yet every athlete can be a winner in every competition by improving on his or her best performance. Athletes of all levels are uniquely respected in weightlifting, where the emphasis is always on beating one’s previous best performance more than the competition.

But beyond competition, weight training offers literally miraculous results for those who are trying to transform their bodies into the fit and shapely forms they all have the potential to reach, or to rehabilitate bodies ravaged by illness or injury.

We are always looking for those who want to join the weightlifting community, whether as athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, volunteers or spectators. All are welcome and appreciated.

The Weightlifting Institute

The Weightlifting Institute is an official club the sole governing body of the sport of Weightlifting (Olympic-style) in the US – USA Weightlifting. Our club and its predecessors, has been home to some of the best male and female weightlifters in the nation, as well as some of the sport’s top coaches. However, we welcome athletes of all levels of ability who are serious about improving their weightlifting, and in supporting others with the same desire. For more information regarding this club, please click here.