“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 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
Would you like to be able to run without worrying about injury?
Do you want to strengthen and bulletproof your body so that you could go further and faster?
A major cause and contributory factor to a host of common running injuries is weak and lazy glutes – the muscles that surround your hip and butt.
Developing strong and active glute muscles will go a long way to preventing injury and improving your running form. Read More
I’ve just competed this weekend after a long break from competitive lifting. It was fun to be back on the platform.
It was also cool was seeing so many people do their first strength competition.
More and more folks are getting involved in competitive strength sports. It’s not always to win shiny trophies. Most of the time, it’s to test yourself, to see how you can perform under pressure, and to have fun in an adrenalin-fuelled atmosphere with like-minded people. Read More
Strength training can improve life for everyone.
It will improve your physical health and ability; make you proud of your body and what it can do; help you feel braver and more confident in a world of increased anxiety and stress.
This will have a positive effect not only on you but on the people close to you. I believe strength training has such a great impact that it will help you move forward in your career, have better relationships and be a more positive influence in the world.
Feeling like you are going to fall over when in a deep squat position is very common. Most people think it’s just lack of flexibility but it is also lack of balance. Follow these drills to improve flexibility and improve balance. Read More
It’s fun to come up with your own workouts and programs! I always enjoyed it. When I first got into lifting heavy, strength programming was part of the training, part of the fun.
But many people don’t try because they are worried about doing strength programming ‘wrong’ or they just go round and round in circles. Read More
And how you can succeed in your lifting using the same technique!
In 2013 I had my best ever result in a national olympic weightlifting competition, winning a bronze medal.
But 6 months earlier I had had my worst ever result in a national competition. I was in a dark place and needed to do something drastic.
It started with a small, cheap notebook…
Do you have problems holding snatches overhead? Do your shoulders feel unstable in the snatch receiving position?
You will benefit from strengthening this position specifically. Not just hoping that you will automatically get stronger if you just keep snatching. Read More
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Arti Braude - Ladies Who Lift
"I've felt more confident and I've had people comment that I look like I know what I'm doing!"
Alex Hegazy - Olympic Lifting
"It just feels brilliant, it feels really good!"
Holly Zheng - Olympic Lifting
"The process from end to end has been brilliant. It's really helped me build my confidence!"
James McCoy - Olympic Lifting
"Now I've learned how to be more powerful!"
Jess Wolny - Olympic Lifting