“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!
Today’s workout includes several exercises to work the legs, particularly glutes and hamstrings.
We also challenge the shoulders with plank and push up variations.
And we finish with a tough push up challenge! Do this with a wide grip to work the chest more.
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Today’s no-equipment home workout includes a lot of legs!
We also have pressing variations that focus not on chest (normally the prime mover) but the smaller muscles of the delts (shoulders) and triceps (back of arm).
And there is a spicy core circuit to finish!
Enjoy! Post comments below.
Today’s workout focuses on the hip muscles, particularly the hamstrings. We also have a challenging shoulder exercise, some core and some posture work.
Some of these exercises require good balance and stability. If you are struggling to balance, lightly hold onto a chair back to ensure you can get good reps.
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Today’s workout focusses on the hip muscles – glutes in particular; the core; and triceps/shoulders.
We are looking for quality reps always. Move in control, stick to the tempo where one is given, and aim for full range (or as close to it as you can get).
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We’re working legs (focus on quads), pushing muscles and core in today’s home workout:
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A common beginner mistake in the snatch is failing to get the bar into the hip at the top of the pull, usually resulting in losing the bar forward.
What happens is that the bar gets to around mid-thigh and starts to swing away from the body. At the same time, the lifter is already jumping into the receiving position, before the pull has been properly finished. Read More
In our classes at Strength Ambassadors, new members often ask us which are the best shoes for weight training.
As a new lifter, it can be confusing to work out what to put on your feet to get the most out of your training. So let us take you through the important points to consider when deciding on the best shoes for weight training. Read More
Here at Strength Ambassadors, we are big advocates for the many benefits of strength training for older adults. In fact, we advocate strength training at any age.
We are excited that the mainstream media is starting to spread the word about how regularly training with weights can combat the loss of muscle strength, muscle mass and bone density associated with ageing.
We welcome people of all ages to our strength classes, but often hear similar concerns from older potential members.
They are attracted by reports of increased independence, reduced risk of osteoporosis, improved sleep, reduced depression and potential reduction in the signs and symptoms of many chronic illnesses. But they are understandably concerned by some widespread misconceptions.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a short list tackling the common myths you might have encountered about strength training for older adults. Read More
Hey, we made something for you.
You’re a guy who’s the far side of 30, maybe with a young family, and you’re thinking more about your long term health.
Secretly, you’ve always wanted ‘superhero strength’ – chucking heavy things around, looking good, fighting evil. You want to be that Superhero Dad for your family!
You also want the satisfaction of achievement, of making progress at something. Lifting weights appeals to you because it’s measurable and you can easily see when you’re making progress.
Plus, the proven health benefits of more muscle, less fat, strong bones and joints, better ability to do the activities and sports you love, have you raising your hand and saying ‘Yes, I want in’. Read More
"It just feels brilliant, it feels really good!"
Holly - Olympic Lifting
"Ladies Who Lift has been a massive confidence booster for me"
Angela - Ladies Who Lift
"Everything in my life is easier for being stronger!"
Melanie - personal training
"I was snatching in my first session, which I really didn't think I would be able to do!"
Dominic - Olympic Lifting PT
"The process has been really fun, I've enjoyed pushing it a little bit more every week"
Pippa - Ladies Who Lift
"It's been great - extraordinarily instructive!"
Greg - Olympic Lifting
"Now I've learned how to be more powerful!"
Jess - Olympic Lifting
"We've got a really nice squad of lifters here...everyone's so supportive"
Jon - Olympic Lifting classes