Barbell Club

barbell club

The goal of the Barbell Club is to provide a class dedicated to improving Olympic Weightlifing, and Powerlifting skill and technique. It is included as part of the Unlimited CrossFit Naples membership.

In addition to improving proficiency, members of the Barbell Club also compete in local weightlifiting meets.

What is the Barbell Club?

CFNBC (CrossFit Naples Barbell Club) was started here at CrossFit Naples as a way to help people improve in their strength using traditional barbell methods.  Meant as a supplement to normal CrossFit classes, CFNBC will help you become stronger, more confident and comfortable when it comes to using lifts that utilize the barbell.

What type of movements can I expect to see?

The barbell is the most effective tool to get you strong, but it’s not quite as simple as just picking one up.  Unfortunately many athletes and trainers do not maximize the effectiveness of these basic barbell movements in training and many athletes never reach their full potential due to faulty mechanics.

When you become a member of the CrossFit Naples Barbell Club, we will introduce you to the concept of linear progression and focus on increasing the plethora of barbell lifts. Athletes will learn these basic barbell movements, refine technique, and train hard. Once lifters have outgrown a basic linear progression they will be transitioned into a personalized program geared towards their individual goals, such as Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Strongman or Crossfit with a strength bias.

At the CFNBC we focus on several different lifts that involve the barbell.  This includes but is not limited to…

  • Snatch
  • Deadlift
  • Clean and Jerk
  •  Press
  • Squats
  • Overhead Work
  • and more!

Is the Barbell Club for everyone?

At the moment the CFNBC is only for members of CrossFit Naples.  Additionally, the barbell club is meant as an advanced class and is not intended for beginners or those just starting out with CrossFit (this is what our normal class schedule is for). In order to participate in the barbell club participants must be sufficient in their movements.

What are the Movement Requirements to joining the Barbell Club?

CFNBC is meant as an advanced class that helps people who are sufficient in the movements (snatch, clean and jerk, back squat and deadlift) and make the adjustments necessary to advance in their lifts.

Some movement requirements that will be needed include:

  1. Being able to perform a proper Air Squat

  2. Being able to perform an Overhead Squat at full depth with an empty bar.

  3. Being proficient in performing a Front Squat with a proper front rack position

If you are unable to perform these movements successfully at the moment…don’t worry! Work on improving these movements during CrossFit classes and after a month or so, you can re-test into CFNBC.

When is the Barbell Club?

At the moment we will be holding our Barbell club classes on Monday and Thursday nights starting at 7-8pm.  As the Club grows, so will our schedule.

How much does the Barbell Club cost?

There is an additional cost to participate in the Barbell Club, yet very minimal.  For current members looking to join the Barbell Club it is only $50 a month. You can cancel at anytime. 15 Day Cancellation Notice required via email.  As the barbell club continues to grow it will eventually become its own membership but those who join at a certain rate will remain at their rate as long as they stay active.

How to I join?

Simply email us at and let us know that you are interested in joining.

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