August 19, 2016

 When you start to get physically active and have been active for quite a while, aches and pains can start creeping up and eventually certain injuries can take over. However, that doesn't mean you should keep getting injured. There's a reason why it is happening it all...

July 15, 2016

When you first started weightlifting you were smashing records all the time and you were smiling and celebrating almost daily because there was always something new to be excited about. Now you turn up to training and put in hard work day in and day out and you're stil...

July 10, 2016

The taper week (AKA back off week). This is the week that your coach programmes weights and sets that you can do with your eyes closed… AND IT WILL DRIVE YOU MAD!!! I swear my athletes think I program things just to annoy them, the truth is the body needs time recover...

June 29, 2016

If you’re new to weightlifting then you most likely don’t understand how awesome competition is. You might even fear it. I can tell you right now that nothing beats having an official total and going to a meet and making some new connections with people that are like m...

June 21, 2016

People put all of their efforts into the gym,  some train hours per day. Others are in the frame of mind that it all comes down to what you eat, they meal prep and count calories and are usually pretty lean. Both of these approaches combined are a great way of taking y...

June 19, 2016

Making weight for a meet is tough. Often an athlete will leave it to the last minute to try to cut weight in order to make it into their weight class and this is a common mistake.

Big weight loss two weeks out

Let's get one thing sorted straight out of the gates, if you...

June 12, 2016

Crossfitters always ask how often they should spend just on weightlifting each week. The answer is always one they don't like hearing because it's less than what they'd like it to be. Weight lifting is fun and we want to do it all the time but if you're a CrossFitter y...

June 5, 2016

Pulling? Or pushing


Pulling the bar from the ground. I’ve often thought that the term used for lifting the bar off  the ground was a little misguided.

Our legs will only pull on something if we achieve flexion at the knee - bending the knee - (and sometimes at the hip)....

June 1, 2016


General physical preparedness (GPP) is valuable to a weightlifter. Why? GPP generally relates to your fitness level. I can hear you already… “dude, I'm  a weightlifter. I don't need to run”. You're right, you don't need to run but you do need to be able to get oxygen...

June 1, 2016

In short, no. Weightlifting is a sport that will help keep your body in the best shape of your life as you age. It is a sport that can be done recreationally or competitively. Weightlifters (recreational or competitive)  see great increases in strength, confidence and...

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