“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!
The plateau. It’s any powerlifter’s, bodybuilder’s, fitness trainer’s, or even regular gym goer’s, dreaded word. You’ve been making steady progress, boasting of personal bests, watching those weights get larger and larger when suddenly.. It tapers out. Nothing goes up. You just keep hitting the same numbers, training session after training session. For the first couple of days, you think.. Ok. And then a week goes by and you realise: Your bench press is not going up. Then comes the constant barrage of mental questions: How do I get my bench press back? Why am I getting weaker in bench pressing?
Stop thinking those thoughts. You’re not getting weaker. You’re experiencing one of the dreaded plateaus and they’re perfectly normal. Sometimes they last days, and sometimes weeks, but in bodybuilding, some plateaus have been known to last years. However! If your bench press is stuck we’re here with 5 simple methods that you can try to rejuvenate those numbers and start recollecting personal bests.
With more of us working out from home than ever, it can be hard to know where to start with easy dumbbell exercises and beginner weight workouts.
Below we’ve compiled the eight easiest exercises that can be effective with big weights or small, that give you a full body workout and most importantly, don’t need a lot of space, time or expertise to complete.
Today’s home workout is full body, but particularly works the hips (hamstrings and glutes) and horizontal pushing strength.
Start with a bodyweight warm up.
A1: Backpack single leg Romanian Deadlift, 3 sets x 12 reps, tempo: 3 seconds down Read More
This is an action-packed home workout, working all muscle groups. You can use a weighted backpack for this workout.
Start with a bodyweight warm up, then:
This block is a great all-body warm up!
A. Inchworms with squats, increasing squat reps by 1 each round (option: include push ups, increasing by 1 each round
Start with 3 squats, 1 push up Read More
A new challenge in today’s workouts! We are focussing on isometric holds to build strength – holding a challenging position for time. We’ll be doing a variety of holds for different muscle groups, including legs, core, shoulders and arms.
You’ll need a timer on hand or a wall clock to get the best out of this workout!
Download the workout via the PDF above.
Today’s full body workout includes a squat variation and a deadlift variation for the legs. We also have push ups and two different plank variations for the core.
The finisher today is backpack floor-to-overhead intervals. Load up your pack or use home weights if you have them.
Download workout via the PDF above.
Today’s workout is heavily posterior focussed, working on glutes, hamstrings, adductors, lower and upper back muscles.
We’ll be using a backpack for one of the exercises.
Download the PDF and enjoy!
We begin today’s session with a leg superset. We then have a core and press-focussed circuit, and we finish with a lunge challenge!
Download via the PDF above and enjoy!
Today we’re using chair and backpack as props! Block 1 features chair step ups and chair tricep extensions. Block 2 includes backpack row and press.
For this workout we are working to time rather than number of sets. Read More
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