Competition Program

Becoming a Real Olympic Weightlifter

Do you want to upgrade your lifts? Or do you need specialized coaching? With 4 target sessions at SportQuest and individual programming in between we can help you to achieve your goals.

  • Sign up via our Google Form
  • Price: 145 euro
  • Discount: 50% off for E-pass/Dutch Strength members
  • Location: Gym SportQuest and competition venues
  • Duration: 8-10 weeks with 4 group sessions of 2-4 hours 
  • Practical approach
  • Individual programming
  • Certificate of completion


During this competition program (Becoming a Real Weightlifter) we make sure you improve your specific needs. Master trainer coach Tom Bruijnen and his staff devote their full focus to help achieve the goal you’ve been chasing for so long, in a knowledgeable but practical way. In becoming competition ready, safety is our greatest concern.


In 8 weeks you’ll work towards an official Dutch Strength Cup competition. In each group session of 2-4 hours Master trainer & coach Tom Brijnen and his staff discuss a new subject, like essential movement patterns, specific accessory exercises and mental engagement so you become more efficient, stronger and injury free. This weightlifting journey includes video-lifting-analysis and coaching at the competitions. The 4 short workshops and intensive OLY-training at SportQuest are Eleiko equipped.


The first Lift-Off project starts at 18th or 25thof August.
Group sessions:

  • Week 1 – 18th or 25th of August. Includes a test to create your personal programming
  • Week 4 – 8th of September. Includes video analysis
  • Week 7 – 29th of September. Includes competition preparation work.
  • Week 9 – 13th of October. Includes participation at Dutch Strength Autumn Club Tournament at Dutch Barbell Club – Kaatsheuvel


  • 12 junior (aged between 13-20) male/female lifters from Dutch Strength or other strength and conditioning clubs, ranging from CrossFit to other sports
  • 16 senior (aged 20+) male/female lifters from Dutch Strength or other strength training clubs, ranging from CrossFit to other sports

Note: If you’re an E-pass/Dutch Strength member, you’ll receive a 50% discount.

Contact us for more information about becoming a real weightlifter. Already excited? Sign up via our Google Form.