All new Weightlifting program at Albany CrossFit!

Close your eyes and imagine…the bar is loaded, chalk dust is in the air, shoes are tied tight and your singlet straps are up. Months of hard training are about to be tested, for three white lights you must go under the bar. Do you have visions of being a king or queen on the platform?  If you do then Albany CrossFit’s Olympic Weightlifting program is for you! In this program you will:

  • Train hard towards mastery and technical proficiency in the Snatch, Clean & Jerk.
  • Join a close knit and supportive team who share a passion for slamming bars & killing PRs!
  • Put your hard work to the test on the platform and participate actively in Weightlifting meets.


Our Weightlifting program is headed by Coach James McDermott. Coach McDermott is a current member of the United States Weightlifting Association (USAW) and an active competitor in the sport of Weightlifting. He also holds the following Weightlifting certifications: Attitude Nation Level 1 & 2, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance.

Program Logistics:

  • Class sessions meet two times per week on Mondays (6-7pm) and Wednesday (7pm-8:30pm).
  • Athletes of any and all skill levels and experience are welcome to join the program.
  • It is recommended that Athletes sign up for membership to the USAW (


Sign-Up Today!

  • The program officially starts on April 7th, 2014 and will be capped at 12 athletes.
  • Participation in the program cost an additional $20 per month on top of regular membership.
  • Contact [email protected] to get started!


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