Warwick Barbell

Welcome to Warwick Barbell- The University of Warwick's Weightlifting, Powerlifting and all-round St

We are a society for those with a passion for lifting including Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Bodybuilding or any other type of fitness and strength training. Experience and strength are not important, so whether you’re brand new and are interested in learning more or have been doing this a while it is open to everyone. Despite how fun weight training is, there are some times in the gym whe

Operating as usual


circle is back for week 3 with what is arguably our best theme of this term (in my opinion anyway) 🫡

WHATEVER your type is (gym rats, rugby players, finance bros, even just red flags in general 🚩 ) we want to see you at circle this wednesday at fusion‼️ no slacking on the theme please, i’m expecting some INCREDIBLE outfits👀

sign up through the link on our stories🔥


barbell take on coventry once again for our first bar crawl of term!! starting at 7pm🤝

sign up through the link on our stories‼️🍻


did someone say unlimited cocktails?👀🍹🥂

ladies! join us THIS TUESDAY for bottomless brunch - 2 hours full of endless cocktails (or mocktails - no obligation to drink🫶🏻) and food of your choice‼️

we’re booked in for a 4-6 slot at the turtle bay in leamington, if you’re coming from campus we will be meeting at interchange at 3:10🫡

if you’re up for it, sign up through the form on our story - we can’t wait to see you there (and see how many drinks we can get through🕺)


take a break from all your hard work and join us for a coffee tomorrow morning at the cafe nero in the sports hub! guaranteed to be a lovely and chilled out hour away from the stress of deadlines and exams🫶🏻

we will be there between 10 and 11am, pop along whenever!

Photos from Warwick Barbell's post 24/04/2024

congratulations to one of our incredible lifters alice, who recently came third in WELSH NATIONALS‼️

a very strong total of 342.5, with a 125 squat, 75 bench, and 142.5 deadlift🔥

this is an insane achievement .baker48 you’ve made the club proud 💪


Bowling with Barbell!!

Sign up in our story then highlights!!


Barbell Movie Night II.

This time for some horror 😱 and of course some pizza 🍕


Bar crawl with tomorrow!!

Meet the the Bus Interchange at 6:15pm if you are on Campus!

We will be lifting (pints) and trying (failing) to keep with mixed hockey


Announcing a shared bar crawl with !!

Meet at the Bus Interchange at 6:15 if you are on campus to then head into Coventry where we will grace the bars into the night

Tomorrow we will be lifting pints and trying (failing) to keep up with mixed hockey!! 🍻🍻


Suns out guns out 💪💪💪 Our summer BBQ is the next social!!

It will be at Sherbourne accommodation where there are BBQs!

More details closer to the event.


Exam season is almost as bad as cutting season. 🍕🧐

Come along tomorrow for some chill study time Barbell.🤓


It is our beloved president’s birthday today so we’re gonna have a birthday brunch this Saturday!

These branded barbell balloons are too cute 😛


Grab your popcorn, pizza and protein bars (sorry I had to do it to them) because Barbell are having a movie night.


Part 2. of the epic skill swap with 😩

Barbell members come along!! Pt 1 was so fun and Pt 2 is gonna be even better


And last but definitely not least meet Zak our 2nd Social Sec! Gifted from birth at running circles and an outgoing personality. I sense some film themed socials coming…



are coming to the gym!!

Come along to show the netballers how to pick up heavy circles 😩 Or maybe it will be the other way round 💪😈

Keep your eyes peeled during week 3 when we will picking up balls… not moving…and putting them in hoops…. I think that’s what netball is

Photos from Warwick Barbell's post 28/04/2023

Even though we’re all working hard for exams 🤓 We still have some fun socials planned for you!

Details about each event will be posted before the events!


Hottest barbell member to exist ever and your Publicity Officer (literally me). Bro thinks he is in a low exposure gym edit but in reality he is so uncool it hurts.


Next up is Madi (not to be confused with Madi) our Secretary and Welfare Officer!! A friendly face who will be working hard behind the scenes, but be sure to say hi If you see her in the gym!!


Our first exec member of 2023/2024 to be revealed!! Meet Will our Treasurer. Your membership money is in safe hands…and strong legs… .r

Photos from Warwick Barbell's post 21/04/2023

And you thought we wouldn’t find a social sec 😏

Important info on the second slide if you want to run!

See you all there! Let’s see who will be making us do long arms next year 😈


As term 2 comes to an end, we unveil our final circle of the term in week 10!

Theme: Tube Stations! (Google it if you’re stuck for ideas!)

Come dressed as a Baker (baker street) a dog (Barking) or even a King (Kings Cross) and meet us at Kelseys at 7pm on Wednesday!

Sign up sheet with links in story!



Hosted by our very own treasurer

We have 30 spaces in our pub quiz, sign-up sheet on our story/highlights!

Also the sooner you sign up, the better the odds of you being features in some of the questions🤔





Our Week 7 circle is upon us! We’ve been busy with varsity prep but this is a great time for us to hang out (drinking optional for our varsity lifters) and enjoy each other’s company before the big day!
It’s THIS WEDNESDAY in the Atrium! Spaces limited to 20-25 people so BUY YOUR TICKET and meet us there!

Make it a good costume or you will be punished!

Sign up sheet in story


It’s that time of year again! Soon we will be welcoming our new Exec going into the 23/24 Academic year. If you see any roles you’re interested in, use the link in our story to apply via the google form. Applications are only open for a limited time before voting begins.

Get applying!


Last weekend, two of our Olympic weightlifters .lifts_ competed at Winter Open 2023. We put on a tremendous show: Keith came in first runner-up in the u67 category, while Jack came in first in the u55, along with securing the BUCS and National qualification totals!

If you are interested in picking up Olympic weightlifting, we welcome you to our budding weightlifting community here at Warwick Barbell! You will learn the Olympic weightlifting movements under the supervision of our coach Jack, who has a Level 1 British Weightlifting Coaching certification, and have access to a community of weightlifters with both training and competition experience! If you’re ready to begin your journey to a better you, drop us or our Weightlifting Captain a DM! ❤️

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