“I want to get stronger but I don't know how! I’m new to the weight room and find it intimidating.”
You want to get stronger but you find the weights area in the gym intimidating and you are nervous about injuring yourself.
You are either new to strength training or you have tried to do some in the past but you don’t feel confident enough in your technique or your knowledge to train on your own.
You want to learn good technique and know exactly what to do in the gym to get the results you want. You want to feel confident in your lifting and know what to do to keep progressing.
“I love lifting weights but I really need help with the Olympic lifts. I haven’t had enough time and coaching to learn the technique properly.”
You want to learn or improve your olympic lifting: the snatch and the clean and jerk. You may be doing Crossfit, a sport or just interested in adding olympic lifting to your training.
You want a confidence-building experience where you learn the movements properly and at a pace that suits you.
You need dedicated time to master the technique under the eye of an experienced weightlifting coach.
"I need expert help with my weight training. I want to make sure I am using correct technique and the right approach for my goals.”
You’re worried that your technique and training isn’t good enough and you want to address any weaknesses or issues, making yourself bulletproof for whatever challenge you want to take on.
You are committed to working one-to-one with an expert to build a solid foundation of strength and confidence in yourself.
You may have an upcoming challenge or sporting event to prepare for which will mean you need to step up your game.
It’s the one you hate the most.
It’s the one you think you are rubbish at.
It’s the one you leave to the end of the session and then conveniently ‘run out of time’ for.
It’s the one you don’t want to see the point of, even though your coach/physio has recommended it. Read More
Often people struggle to focus when lifting heavy weights, especially in the olympic lifts, which happen so fast.
Other thoughts muscle their way in just as you are preparing to lift the bar. You’re distracted, you’re overthinking it, and all of a sudden your lift is gone.
I’ve found that one of the best ways to improve focus is to play games – either with yourself or with an entire class, if you are a coach. Create a situation where lifters are more likely to act on instinct and less likely to overthink.
Here are 3 ways to improve focus when lifting heavy. These methods apply to olympic lifters, powerlifters and anyone who loves the challenge of heavy single lifts in the gym.
Is fear of lifting heavy weights affecting your progress in the gym? You’re not alone!
I work with a lot of adults taking up weight lifting for the first time, or coming back to it after decades of not weight lifting. As we get older, we naturally feel more fear and it becomes harder to overcome. Read More
Here’s a new way to look at new year’s resolutions.
If you have trouble sticking to your goals, this could be the answer! Read More
Comparing ourselves unfavourably to others – or ‘compare and despair’ – is becoming endemic in this modern life.
It is particularly apparent in fitness, with it’s natural sporting competition, comparison of physiques and alpha behaviours. Read More
This MMA-inspired conditioning workout is a high-intensity blast that will leave you with jelly legs and arms but a satisfied smile on your face.
Each round is 5 minutes in total. You will need an interval timer for this one. Read More
We all associate barbells with getting strong – but do we use them to get fit and lose fat too?
Many people are happy to use a barbell for strength training, but dump it in favour of kettlebells, circuits or running when they want to train for fitness and low body fat.
But my favourite type of conditioning is with a barbell – and it is phenomenally effective! Read More
It’s very common for beginners to swing the bar out in front in the snatch pull. I used to do this myself.
This is not good technique as it will pull you forward, and you’ll either miss the lift or be limited in how much you can snatch.
But don’t worry, this habit can be fixed. Try these drills and exercises; they worked for me and they can work for you too. Read More
Weightlifting frustrations are all too common.
You know those weightlifters who always overreact when they miss a lift?
They shout and swear, kick the wall, storm around the gym huffing and puffing, maybe even get tearful.
Well, that was me. Read More
Strong glutes and hamstrings are a benefit for any activity involving the lower body – from running to weight lifting.
Our glute muscles are often weak and lazy due to our sedentary lifestyles and poor sitting postures.
This can lead to injury, as the lower back or the hamstrings take over the task that the glutes should be doing. Read More
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