“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 want to learn how to squat, deadlift and bench press properly, but I don’t know where to start.”
You are new to lifting weights and you don’t know where to start. You’d love to learn how to squat, deadlift and bench press with correct technique.
But you find the typical weight room off-putting and you are not sure who to trust.
You want to be stronger without getting injured. You want to know that you are lifting with proper technique.
And most of all, you want to be confident you’ll actually get results!
I have lost count of the number of people who have said to me “I don’t want to lift heavy because I am afraid I will injure myself”.
But it’s perfectly possible to injure yourself with a warm up weight.
It’s not the load that causes the injury, it’s when form breaks down. This can happen under any kind of load, if you are not paying attention.
The real question is, why do people let form break down when the load gets heavy? Read More
Picture the scene: you rock up to the gym all excited to do your 5×5 squats, only to find the squat rack is occupied by three dudes doing endless seated shoulder press.
You immediately panic about your lack of ‘gainz’ and sulk because no exercise can possibly come close to the awesomeness that is the barbell back squat. Your workout is ruined.
Well, not quite. Read More
So the Eng. Lit major in me has a little chuckle at the title of this post, which is deliberately ambiguous. It should really read ‘failing in order to succeed’.
This is of course a reference to the famous Michael Jordan quotation: Read More
Pull ups! We all want to be able to knock out them out like a marine.
In the eyes of many, it’s the ultimate show of strength – especially when you don’t have a barbell handy!
But getting that first pull up seems incredibly hard. Read More
Glute activation band walks are one of my go-to drills for people who struggle to keep their knees over their feet when lifting or running.
This video shows how to do glute activation band walks with just a physio band at home. Read More
A regular warm up mobility routine is essential to get the best out of your weight training.
The routine in the video below includes all the major areas in weight training that can easily get tight from hours of sitting down, or repetitive movements like running. Areas such as hips, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest.
Each movement flows into the next, allowing you to work on balance, coordination and smoothness of movement as well as mobility. Read More
If you have ever struggled with full push ups, this is the video for you! These drills will build strength for push ups in all the right places.
You’ve probably heard about the mind-muscle connection, but did you know you can leverage it to increase strength?
Bodybuilders have known it for years. Now we have the evidence. You can increase the engagement of a muscle just by thinking about it. Read More
Poor ankle mobility is a major barrier to a decent, deep squat position. Not to mention the overhead squat and snatch receiving position.
The drills and exercises in this video will allow you to improve ankle mobility over time. You’ll finally be able to get into that beautiful deep squat position! Read More
As a lifter, this is one of the most painful situations you will be in. Emotionally painful, that is.
And with the deluge of social media, it has become even worse! Everyone and her dog is dying to tell you about their latest Personal Best.
It feels like the whole world is rubbing your miserable failure in your face. Read More
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