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Weightlifting Club

Excelsior ADC Weightlifting

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Safe lifting

Welcome to the Weightlifting club page. We run 6 sessions a week in Willand, Devon. Each session is coached and linked over a half term.

In order to attend you need to be 13 years or older and injury free. You will get professionally coached and shown how to lift safely.

The sessions are coached by James Marshall, author of Get Stronger. James is NSCA certified, UKSCA accredited and is a level 2 Weightlifting coach. He tutors level 1-3 Strength and conditioning coaching courses as well as Level 1 and 2 Coaching Weightlifting courses.

Excelsior ADC is affiliated to British Weightlifting.

February- March 2018

Sessions resume week beginning 19th February for 6 weeks until Thursday 29th March (day before Good Friday).

  • Monday nights: 1800-1900/1900-2000
  • Thursday mornings 0930-1030
  • Friday evenings 1830-1930 

Club membership is £5 per year, sessions cost £4 for members payable in advance in blocks, or £5 on the day.

Non members can pay £6 per session and train if space is available.

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Love to lift girls

The format will include:

  • Physical preparation: structural integrity.
  • Technical coaching on the main lifts (Commonly known as Olympic lifts) including, cleans, snatch, spilt snatch and derivatives.
  • Nutrition and lifestyle advice.

Female weightlifting:

Weightlifting is one of the fastest growing sports for women in the UK.

Other female lifters will be there to help and encourage you.

Here are 4 of our female lifters describing why they like what they do:


Here is Excelsior ADC member, goalkeeper Dan James doing a power clean and push jerk. 

Please contact James Marshall to register your interest. Places are limited to 6 per session.
Our base is in Willand, Cullompton,Devon, Ex15 2RN. This is only 15 minutes from Tiverton and Wellington in Somerset, only 25 minutes from Honiton, Exeter and Taunton in Somerset.

In the mean time, read these for inspiration

or watch this video from British Weightlifting

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Client Testimonials

Middlesex LTA
James has been training the top performance players in the county and has proved a great success. The sessions are well organised and the feedback and the programmes given to the players are excellent.

Upcoming Courses

Teenage movement seminar: Willand
10 Apr 2018

Your future success starts here Are you an active teenager who wants to get a bit fitter? Feel like you get overlooked by school teams? Do you want to learn how to become more agile and faster? Do you want specific advice on how you can balance study and becoming more active? Do you want […]