Olympic Weightlifting gym in Toronto offering weightlifting group & personal coaching, seminars and international weightlifting training camps

Weightlifting Club Toronto - Varbanov School of weightlifting



Upcoming Courses, Seminars & Workshops

2024 Weightlifting Summer Training Camp

May 2024: Olympic Weightlifting Workshop – Master Your Snatch

October 2018: Olympic Weightlifting Certification Course L1

  • Date: October 7, 2018
  • Location: La Taule Centre D’Entrainement Athletique, Waterloo, QC
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September 2017:  Olympic Weightlifting Certification Course Level 1

  • Date: September 10, 2017
  • Location: Academy of Lions, Toronto
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August 2017: Weightlifting Summer Training Camp, BG

  • Date: August 1-14, 2017
  • Location: National Sport Center, Varna, Bulgaria
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February 2017: Olympic Weightlifting Workshop – Improve Your Snatch

  • Date: February 18, 2017 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Kings Highway CrossFit, Toronto
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March 2016:   Olympic Weightlifting Seminars/Workshops/Group Training Sessions

Interested in hosting an Olympic Lifting Workshop, Camp or Clinic? Please click here to contact us.

Certification Course – here’s what you can expect: A full day spent focused on participants learning and experiencing the basic positions of the snatch & clean and jerk. Participants will be instructed and learn first hand the foundational teaching points for instructing others. The snatch & clean and jerk bring speed, power, coordination and balance to training, and are indispensable in developing a well-rounded athlete and are a great tool to add to your CrossFit toolbox. We are committed to helping participants hit personals goals and giving them the necessary information to help others. This course is dedicated to teaching the competition lifts and preparation, selection of athletes, programming – everything about the productive BULGARIAN SCHOOL OF CHAMPIONS. It is a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands on instruction. Please wear weightlifting shoes if you have them and bring a pen and notebook. You will be spending most of the two days on your feet.

Reasons to register

  • Learn from the Master of the Sport, Alex Varbanov
  • Drastically improve your technique/knowledge of the Olympic Lifts
  • Improve personal CrossFit performance
  • Increase your profits, learn to teach and program Olympic Lifting at your gym or CrossFit Box

Certification Course Outline:

  • Progression/Explanation of the Snatch
  • Bulgarian Method
  • Assistance Exercises for Snatch
  • Back Squats
  • Training youth and amateurs
  • Smart Programming
  • Clean & Jerk Progression
  • How to set a weightlifting Club? Useful tips; rules & regulations
  • Assistance Exercises for Clean & Jerk
  • Front Squats
  • Written Test & Practical Examination

We are here to answer your questions