Want to improve your squat? Come to our Squat Workshop on Wednesday, November 18th from 5-9pm at Room 2504 in the Student Nest. You can still sign up to be a member for $15 at the session! If you are interested in coming, please fill out the RSVP form to let us know you are coming!

Click here to see our Facebook event.



Hi everyone! Our next session will be held on Wednesday, November 4th from 5-9pm at Room 2504 in the Student Nest. The event is FREE for all club members. You can still sign up to be a member for $15 at the session. If you are interested in coming, please fill out the RSVP form to let us know you are coming!

And if you haven’t already, check out the event on Facebook.

2015 Executive Hiring


Had a great time at the First Training Week? Want to commit further and meet fellow lifters? Come check out our UBC Weightlifting & Powerlifting Club Exec Application!

Perks include …

  1. Free Admission to our Sanctioned/Unsanctioned Meet
  2. T-shirt, Protein Powder, Sponsored Swag
  3. Your very own room to chill in at the AMS Student Nest

Check out Facebook event for more info!


// Update

Thank you all who submitted their UBCWLPL Executive Applications! We will send out emails shortly for interviews in this upcoming week/after.

Stay Tuned!

First Training Week 2015

First training week Sept 2015 (1)           First training week Sept 2015 (2)

Thank you all for coming to our first session with the UBC Weightlifting & Powerlifting Club! What a huge turnout with 50+ students coming to our event in the brand new UBC Nest.

We hope you had fun – and got a chance to meet fellow lifters in UBC alike.

Stay tuned for exec application update!

Dylan & Jonathan

Ripped Callouses? There’s a fix for that.

Callouses are common across many sports, but they’re a hassle and sanitation hazard when they tear. Many sources will tell to maintain the callous by keeping it flush with the rest of your hand. This can be done by files and other abrasives, such as a pumice stone.

But what about when the callous is already ripped? Athletic tape can be a quick and easy solution.

  1. Trim down or flatten the callous. A pumice stone, callous shaver, or small scissors work well.
  2. Get a 10-14″ piece of tape (enough to span the length of your hand twice)
  3. Split it down the middle halfway.
  4. Wrap the halved end over the back of your hand, and the intact side down your palm (covering your callouses).
  5. With the ends of the tape at your wrist, wrap a second piece around the ends.


What are your tips? Be sure to share with us in the comments below!


Savage, Phil. “Hand Rips: Causes, Treatments, and Prevention.” The Crossfit Journal Articles. 68: April 2008. Accessed Nov 4, 2014. (Link to full PDF) (Source Website)

Athletic Lab: Preventing and Treating Torn Calluses (Source Website)

2014 BCPA Meet Recap

Photos from our first BCPA Sanctioned Meet are up! Valiant efforts made by all lifters. It was a pleasure and an honor for UBC WLPL to host this event.

BCPA Meet Gallery (Sept 2014)

Final results can be seen here or at the BCPA Website.

Thanks again to BCPA for their support and partnership, our volunteers, and to our sponsors Centaur Awards, Calhoun’s Cafe and Bakery, and Athletic Alliance.

Related Galleries

First Training Week Photos (Sept 2014)

2nd Intercollegiate Meet – January 2014

Clubs Days Lowdown

Talk about a crazy few days! While we didn’t have enough space this year for the Bench Press Raffle, we were still able to get a lot of members. More than 50 new people signed up for a new year of getting stronger, fitter, and healthier.

Thanks to all who stopped by, and we hope to see you at next week’s Training Sessions (Tuesday in Room 215 from 7pm to 10pm, and Wednesday in Room 207 & 209 from 5pm to 9pm).


We will have a booth this week Tuesday – Thursday, from 10 am – 3 pm in the SUB Partyroom. Be sure to stop by and sign up for the club!

There are 4 days left to get your entry form in, so if you’ve been intending to compete, send in your form right away! We will be hosting a NEW LIFTERS SESSION for all those competing this coming Wednesday. All new lifters as well as those who’d like a refresher on the rules are urged to attend. We will be going over very important rules for the meet and what to expect. The session will be on Wednesday, September 17 in SUB Room 212 starting at 8 pm.

These will be beginning next week and will be held in the second floor of the SUB on Tuesday 7 pm – 11 pm (Room 215), and Wednesday 5 pm – 9 pm (Room 207 & 209 OR 212). Check the widget (right) or our Facebook Page for the most up-to-date locations.

If there’s anything you’d like to see at our training sessions be sure shoot a comment our way!

**Please note there are no sessions during the Career Days fair.

Welcome back!

Welcome back lifters! We apologize for our lack of posting lately, things have been very busy. Be sure to drop by during Clubs Days from September 16th to 18th in the SUB from 10am-3pm.

Our booth will be in Partyroom, booth B26!

(Re)New Membership

For those of you wondering when you can purchase a membership, you can purchase one at our booth during Clubs Days or during one of our events throughout the year. Memberships will cost $10, same as last year.

Training Sessions

Sessions will be held

  • Tuesdays from 7-10 pm
  • Wednesdays from 5-8 pm

These sessions are free and there will be experienced lifters attending these sessions to offer advice and answer any questions. These sessions will begin in a few weeks. We will post the exact dates and locations once everything is sorted out.

September BCPA Sanctioned Meet

Lastly, we’d like to remind you about the BCPA sanctioned meet we will be holding on September 27. Only 2 weeks left to register, and we have 14 spots remaining. Be sure to get your entries in ASAP! Your lifts from this meet will be official and you will be eligible to submit any records you break. If you’d like to volunteer for the meet, please send us a message with your availability that day. We are providing all volunteers with free food.

Thunderbird Powerlifting Challenge entry form: http://bc-powerlifting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Thunderbird-Powerlifting-Challenge-Entry-Form.pdf