“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.
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
Are you struggling to improve with pull ups?
Have you got stuck on a certain number of reps or a certain level of assistance? It’s very common but most people don’t know how to get past this plateau. Read More
The best training for fat loss is the kind that makes you forget about your body hang-ups and enjoy what your body can do.
What if instead of hating your thighs, you marvelled at how much they can squat, or how strongly they carry you up that hill?
What if you stopped worrying about a wobbly belly, and got carried away by the joy of mastering a pull up? Read More
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.
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