Barbell Crew's second meet was held at Doherty's Gym in Melbourne's CBD on Flinders Street in 2014.
This is one of the origins of Barbell Crew's distinctive style, in both lifting style and streetwear.
Influenced by hip-hop, rock n' roll and the mentality of stepping out of normality. This drew the outliers of the regular community to be a part of such a hard working and friendly subculture of lifters.
It is with great pride that we wear our shirts and hoodies brandishing the logos and insignias of Barbell Crew Original as it means much more than just fabric. It unites those around us in a way that is unique only to Barbell Crew.
The genesis of Barbell Crew began before 2014, the idea of it was something that always was at the forefront of the minds of those involved, "How do we bring our boys together?". One of our founders, Kevin AKA Kbooey, began a university group where lifters came together at the university gym and would train through his instruction.
This is the poster that the 4 intitial members put up around the university in order to gain an audience.
This was the first Barbell Crew meet ever held early 2014 and 10 people attended. It features Tin, who has attended every meet until this day.