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“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!
So you’ve decided to improve your fitness. Congratulations! Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health and well-being, and working with a great personal trainer is one of the most effective ways to get started. But with so many personal trainers to choose from, how do you choose the right one for you?
Our ultimate guide will help you make the best decision for your unique fitness needs. We’ll cover everything from what to look for in a personal trainer to how to find the right fit for you. So — let’s get started!
It is important to understand the role of a coach in any sport, and powerlifting is no different.
If you’re a powerlifter, the following guide will help inform you as to the questions that you should be asking a potential coach, plus what to expect from them and why one could be beneficial to you. If you’re a coach, the following guide will offer you some insight into what your athletes might need or expect from you. Let’s get started.
Though for a pro in either of these weightlifting subtypes the difference between the two will be clear, for many new lifters, the distinctions and nuances can be harder to understand.
That’s why the experts at Strength Ambassadors put together this guide, walking you through the exact differences between powerlifting and weightlifting with some in-depth guidance on which might be right for you. We hope it helps!
Dumbbell squats and barbell squats can both be excellent forms of exercise for improving overall body strength, endurance, and health. However, each type has its pros and cons depending on one’s own personal goals and preferences. For example, dumbbell squats may be a better choice for someone who wishes to focus more on building leg strength, while barbell squats may prove more beneficial for someone who is hoping to gain overall body strength or build shoulder strength.
With many different squat variations available to suit people at all levels, it can be helpful to do your research and learn about form before diving in. This handy guide by Strength Ambassadors is here to help you learn more about the dumbbell squat vs the barbell squat, plus key variations of these squats to figure out which is right for you.
Many individuals who train their glutes focus primarily upon two types of exercises: squats and deadlifts. In spite of the fact that these lifts activate a significant amount of gluteal mass, they can still fail to fully stimulate all regions of the glutes.
While other exercises remain extremely important for continued gluteal development, there is an additional group of exercises that have become popular over the past few years. These exercises are known as hip extension-based movements and they include a number of variations such as glute bridges, hip thrusts, kickstands, 45-degree hypers, reverse hypers, etc.
This handy article takes a deeper look at the barbell glute bridge vs the hip thrust to help you figure out which is right for you. Keep reading to learn more.
With women making up a large percentage of fitness classes, gym memberships and more, it’s vital that we consider the trends and statistics of women as a fitness demographic. Our expert guide compiles the key women’s fitness statistics that could impact 2022 and beyond.
There are more than 7.2 thousand health and fitness clubs in the United Kingdom, according to this research, with around half (3,600) of those clubs being purely fitness gyms. In further research, the fitness industry is estimated to be worth a huge £3.9 billion by 2022, making it one of the most valuable industries in the country.
But what do those numbers mean for the upcoming new year? We put the statistics in context to see how the gym industry might shape up in 2022.
In years gone by, weightlifting has been thought to be solely for bodybuilders and pro athletes. However, we now know that not to be true. Weightlifting can be for anyone! With health benefits for people of all ages and abilities, weightlifting could be the perfect addition to your routine. Keep reading this insightful guide to learn why it’s never too late to start weightlifting, and how to modify weightlifting to suit your fitness levels and goals.
If you’re an athlete who follows a specific training program and/or bodybuilding regimen that requires intensive training and proper nutrition, then it’s very important to know what happens when you do not eat enough protein.
Protein is the most intricately involved nutrient in regards to muscle development and muscle tissue repair. As such, we need to ensure we are consuming an adequate amount, especially if we are practicing a regular weightlifting workout.
But how much is enough protein for a weightlifter? What is the exact importance of protein in a weightlifter’s diet? What happens if you lift weights but don’t eat enough protein?
Keep reading to find out.
The power clean is a compound Olympic-style lift used in weightlifting. To execute it, the lifter moves a barbell from the ground to a racked position across the shoulders with speed and force so that at the end of movement, the bar rests on the front of the shoulders with the lifter standing up straight with feet parallel. The power clean is a variation of the clean and jerk, one of the lifts in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. The power clean is often used by athletes from other sports, such as athletics, to develop power and speed.
The power clean comes with a wide range of benefits if someone is willing to put in the time, energy and practice required to execute it correctly, but what exactly are these benefits? Why are power cleans a favourite among weightlifters and athletes alike? Should you be utilising this intensive compound exercise in your regular workout? Find out in this handy guide, where we offer you our top 7 reasons why everyone should power clean in more detail!
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