Weightlift­ing is the ulti­mate sport.

Lost Battalion Hall Weightlifting

Winners Train, Losers Complain.


Our Motto

Be prepared to lift anytime, anywhere, and under any conditions.

Weightlifting is the ultimate sport. It requires strength, speed, flexibility, and skill. If you want to learn Olympic weightlifting in New York City or if you already know how to lift and need a place to train locally, then Lost Battalion Hall is the place for you.
It is the only place in the city that has a dedicated Olympic weightlifting program. Under the auspices of Coach Joe Triolo you can learn how to perform the Olympic lifts and compete in various events held throughout the year.

Weightlifting Meets

Weightlifting Championships

Commentary and pictures.


Certified USAW Coaching

Renowned for the quality of its coaching and the ardor of its weightlifters, the weightlifting program welcomes all persons interested in Olympic-style weightlifting.


It requires strength, speed, flexibility, and skill. If you want to learn Olympic weightlifting or if you already know how to lift and need a place to train in New York City, then Lost Battalion Hall is the place for you.

Our Members

The Lost Battalion Hall Weightlifting Team has active junior (up to 20 years old), senior (21-34 years old), and masters (35 years or older) programs for lifters. Several of our lifters have lifted and placed in national and international competitions. We accept all people of all ages and welcome new lifters. Come train with us!

Master Lifters

Outstanding Master Females


Susan McCloskey


Tracy Bloom


Susan Aprill


Special strength training offer for LBH team members

Olympic style weightlifting,

Member Spotlight

Get enrolled as a member to understand the importance of strength and the will to go the distance.

Junior Lifters

Junior lifters are the future of the sport, and the Lost Battalion Hall team loves to see juniors catching the weightlifting bug.

Senior Lifters

Senior lifters are the perfect age to train hard and make amazing gains. This highly competitive age division is also full of people who train for the fun, camaraderie, and health benefits that weightlifting offers.

Masters Lifters

Masters are in the most diverse age category and range from well-honed veterans of the sport to novices looking to try something new and exciting. Whatever their motivation, this is a group of athletes dedicated to aging with strength.

Weightlifting News

Latest news & Events

Meal Plan: Getting the Right Nutrients

Having a healthy and balanced diet is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, along with regular exercise. The diet for weightlifters isn’t that different from other healthy diets, however, with weightlifting comes a special regimen that needs to be followed.

For starters, there is an emphasis on quantity and meal timing and this is where it differs from bodybuilding, even though they both involve lifting heavyweights. For competitive weightlifters, the objective isn’t body gaining mass – especially because they need to stay within their own weight categories – but it’s speeding up the recovery time of the muscles.

The right diet should be able to aid the athlete’s body to repair itself during rest periods and to provide the necessary nutrients in order to help them utilize their abilities to their maximum during a performance.

That said, it should be clear by now that training for Olympic weightlifting isn’t just about spending hours at the gym, but also spending time in the kitchen, meal prepping and cooking yourself some healthy meals. You shouldn’t rely on takeout, however healthy or organic the place claims their food is, it’s best to prepare your meals yourself, so that you know exactly what you’re eating.

Education about nutrition is your best friend, there are many books you can read about this, or stuff online, and even order some cookbooks to help you. Getting some practical kitchen appliances is one of the best favors you’ll ever do for yourself. It’ll save you a lot of time and energy, especially when you’ve been to the gym all morning and just want to whip up a great meal to fuel yourself up.

So, before your workout, you need to eat more starchy foods like rice, potatoes, quinoa, oats, bread, whole-wheat pastas, and a lot less fats. Carbs will give you enough energy to burn while working out, but you need to limit these after your workout, so as to not gain unnecessary weight. What will help you build strength is protein, so, any protein powders, lean meats, eggs, fish, Greek yogurt, is great. You need to include these macros in your diet every single day in order to maximize muscle growth and decrease recovery time.

We don’t even need to mention the crucial importance of eating fruit and veggies and limiting sugar intake, because we think that since you’re here, you must know about the basics.

Good luck!

Essential Weight Lifting Moves For Beginners

Essential Weight Lifting Moves For Beginners

Building muscle is a confidence booster which will help one’s self-esteem. This allows one to give one the capability of achieving. This is one of the best ways to shifting from weighing on the sale to holding your hands for empowering. There are some training exercises which are some of the best ways to keep your bones stronger. There are many health benefits which also allows one to help reduce anxiety and improve heart health. Here are some essential weightlifting moves that a beginner should do.

Goblet Squats

This is one of the most common kinds of exercise where one has to hold a weight at chest level, closer to your body. Bend the knees and drop your back to help lower into a squat like motion. Push you knees out and balance the weight in your heels. Stand back up and squeeze your glutes to finish a rep.

Shoulder Presses

Shoulder Presses

Stand with your feet wider at the hip-width apart or kneel with your back straight and core tight. Hold a dumbbell and start with your arm raised, elbow bent and shoulder height to help catch up in the air. Press the dumbbells overhead to help keep your elbows facing forward. Pause and slowly return to starting position.

Basic Stiff Leg Deadlifts

Stand, and your leg needs to be placed hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Hinge at your hips and bend the knees slightly to lower your body to help push your butt back. Now hold the dumbbells close to your legs which will allow you to slightly lower your body. Make sure that your core is tight and push from the heels to stand up straight, also keep the weights close to your shins as your pull. Stop at the top and squeeze your butt to complete one rep.

Bent Over Rows

Bent Over Rows

Hold the dumbbell on the one hand, step the opposite leg forward, which will allow one to stand in a very stiff position. Hinge forward at the hips, and your torso can easily be angled towards the floor which will enable one to stay back in a flat. Try to make sure that you are keeping this position for a long time while being able to hold your strength. In a controlled motion, try to lower the dumbbell back down to start down the position.

Chest Presses

Lie on your back on the floor and by holding a dumbbell in each hand, make sure that you rotate your wrist forward. This allows your palms to be facing away from your side chest, elbows at 90-degree angles. The dumbbells are generally up and together, which will help ensure that you are using your chest muscles to initiate the movement.

LBH Lifters Brave Nyc Transit Strike

LBH Lifters Brave Nyc Transit Strike

Despite a par­a­lyz­ing tran­sit strike, NYC res­i­dents have weath­ered the lack of bus and sub­way ser­vice with char­ac­ter­is­tic New York aplomb and fortitude.

There are 8 mil­lion sto­ries in this city and the story of LBH lifters is just one of them. Coach Joe Tri­olo and other LBH lifters have pro­vided car­pool­ing to and from the gym so that no lifter using pub­lic trans­porta­tion should miss a work­out. To fur­ther ensure that LBH mem­bers’ train­ing was not adversely affected, Coach Joe Tri­olo opened the gym on the Fri­day before Christ­mas so that mem­bers who may have missed a work­out could train.

One of our most stal­wart lifters, Qi Cheng, actu­ally rode his bicy­cle sev­eral miles from work in sub-​​freezing tem­per­a­ture, dark­ness, and rush hour traf­fic to train with his team mates. Qi Cheng, Coach Joe Tri­olo and the rest of the Lost Bat­tal­ion Hall Weightlift­ing Team mem­bers are demon­stra­tive of their team motto:

“Be pre­pared to lift any­time, any­where, and under any conditions.”

Sticky: Help Us Update Our Contact List

Sticky: Help Us Update Our Contact List

More peo­ple than we can count have graced the plat­forms at LBH since Mor­ris Weiss­brot founded the Olympic weightlift­ing pro­gram in 1962.

We’re try­ing to com­pile an e-​​mail list of cur­rent and past LBH team mem­bers as well as update the team ros­ters and add cur­rent mem­ber profiles.

If you lift for the LBH Weightlift­ing Team (or if you used to lift for the LBH weightlift­ing team and want to keep in con­tact and stay involved on some level), please notify us of your cur­rent e-​​mail address and year of birth.

If you’d like a pro­file of your­self pub­lished on the web­site, write a brief bio and sub­mit that as well. If writ­ing isn’t your thing, it’s OK–you can just pro­vide bul­let points, and Len or I will whip some­thing up for you.

Attach a photo of your­self, prefer­ably lift­ing dur­ing train­ing or com­pe­ti­tion. If you don’t have a pic­ture of your­self lift­ing, let us know, and some­one can arrange to shoot a photo next time you’re at LBH.

Don’t worry–we won’t ever pub­lish your e-​​mail on the web­site or share it with any­one else with­out your per­mis­sion, and your year of birth will only be pub­lished with your com­pe­ti­tion results, not on your pro­file or the team roster.

If you pre­fer only to have your name listed on the team ros­ter and not be pro­filed sep­a­rately, just let us know, and we’ll keep you out of the spotlight.

Send the following:

Your name
Your cur­rent e-​​mail address (will remain private)
Your year of birth (will remain pri­vate, unless listed in com­pe­ti­tion results)
Your bio (if you want us to post a pro­file of you) or cor­rected bio if your pro­file is already up but needs updating
A photo (or a request to have a photo taken)
to [email protected]​lostbattalionhallweightlifting.​org.

Thanks for your help!

what They’re Saying

Client Testimonials

A well-balanced diet and a stable routine of exercise came into my life the day I signed up for Lost Battalion Hall Weightlifting.
Duane V. Conard

Lost Battalion Hall Weightlifting has shown me the way forward by providing an endless supply of possibilities. For that, I will always be grateful.
Bryan G. Tolbert

Without my daily dose of training, I wouldn’t reach anywhere in life, and all the credit goes to Lost Battalion Hall Weightlifting.
Lynda J. Potts

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