“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.
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
Pull ups are a goal for many, but don’t forget, it’s not just about getting your chin over the bar at all costs!
Pull ups are an incredible exercise for strengthening the back. If you focus on getting full engagement of your back muscles, you’ll have a stronger pull up in the long run. Read More
This video demonstrates a barbell complex for snatch technique.
The 6 exercises focus on all the key positions in the snatch, allowing the lifter to drill correct body positioning, and transition from one position to the next. Read More
The lower and middle traps are important in stabilising weight overhead and having good posture. Read More
It’s very common for lifting weights to open up all sorts of emotions, not all of them joyful.
I’m in my 8th year of competitive lifting and I know all too well the ups and downs; from the ‘first love’ beginner flush of PBs every month, to the slog and grind of trying to make progress year after year while younger, stronger types zoom past you. Read More
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Alex Hegazy - Olympic Lifting
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Holly Zheng - Olympic Lifting
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James McCoy - Olympic Lifting
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