Maximum Effort Barbell Club

Maximum Effort Barbell, established in May 2016, is a USA Weightlifting (USAW) sanctioned Olympic weightlifting club located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Led by USAW-certified coaches, Maximum Effort Barbell creates a safe, friendly and fun environment for athletes of all abilities.


Through proper position, movement, and technique, we aim to build confidence in an athlete’s ability to execute the snatch and the clean and jerk. We focus on building confidence, respect, and trust in each athlete to promote physical, mental, and emotional improvement. Upon joining Maximum Effort Barbell, athletes will work one-on-one with coaches to set realistic goals and taking the necessary steps to achieve them.

Whether you have never picked up a barbell or have competed nationally, we can accommodate your needs to a stronger and healthier body, mind, and lifestyle.  For more information, please contact us at:



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