BROOKLYN'S WEIGHTLIFTING & POWERLIFTING
We offer elite training in the sports of weightlifting and powerlifting with a friendly and approachable coaching staff. Our gym is unique in the sense that we discourage our members to 'just get their workout in.' Here we support each other no matter what weight is on the bar and no matter how young or old we are in our lifting career. We are a community.
We offer over 18 lifting platforms and expert coaching to our club members and open lifting members.
Weightlifting is the barbell sport where two lifts are contested: the snatch and the clean & jerk. This is the only barbell sport that is in the Olympics and is one of the original Olympic sports in the modern Olympic era. To be successful in the sport of weightlifting an athlete must be strong, fast, and very flexible. The movements are complex, but with our coaching staff we will get you up to speed in no time!
Powerlifting is the barbell sport where the three BIG LIFTS are contested: the back squat, bench press, and deadlift. These three lifts allow the human body to lift immense loads. This is the sport for those looking to get strong. Powerlifting is a very approachable sport where anyone can get started AND anyone can get stronger with our coaching staff!
To get started we urge you to join one of our FREE INTRO CLASSES for the sport of your choice. We offer these free intro classes on the weekends with Powerlifting offered at 11am on Saturday and Weightlifting offered at 11am on Sunday.
Why Murder of Crows Barbell? A murder refers to a group of crows. Similarly, a group of geese are referred to as a gaggle and a group of owls are referred to as a parliament. We emphasize the importance of team, and despite competitions in powerlifting and weightlifting being largely about individual performance, training as part of a team is essential for long term growth.
Our club also gives tribute to the history of Crown Heights. Crow Hill was the name of our neighborhood before Crown Street was paved in 1910. Developers were weary of the name due to its association with the Kings County Penitentiary, which was most commonly known as Crow Hill Penitentiary. The neighborhood saw rapid growth with the name change as the jail was torn down and the subway came to Eastern Parkway. In 1980 the Crow Hill Community Association was founded and has helped promote a resurgence of the name.