The Basics you need to know about your body when you start Weightlifting

What you need to know when you start Weightlifting To be a top level Olympic weightlifting coach or athlete, you need to have a basic understanding of the biological principles hat define us as a species and why genetic differences play a huge role in how an athlete needs to train. That’s not to say … Read more The Basics you need to know about your body when you start Weightlifting

Teaching the Jerk

How to Teach the Jerk When looking to teach the Olympic Lifts, working in a reverse chain methodology to me makes the most sense. By this I mean you work in reverse order, for example when teaching The Clean, you first want to teach people the Rack position, then the Front Squat, then the Hang … Read more Teaching the Jerk

Jerk Variation: The Power Jerk

The Power Jerk The Power Jerk is a fundamental variation of the jerk and one that should be taught to an athlete once they’re is familiar with the dip and drive motion they’ve learned in the push press. The dip and drive is a core mechanic of the power jerk, as it accelerates the barbell … Read more Jerk Variation: The Power Jerk

The Weightlifting Technique Triad – Time to Fixation

Time to Fixation If you haven’t heard of the concept ‘time to fixation,’ but you have been practicing your Olympic Weightlifting, then the chances are you will have been improving it one way or another. Time to fixation simply means the time it takes for the athlete to get under the bar in both the … Read more The Weightlifting Technique Triad – Time to Fixation

Jerk Variation – Push Press

The Push Press Once the athlete is becoming more competent with the Clean and Clean variations, the athlete must start learning the Jerk section of the lift, alongside its variations. The Push Press is a core variation of the Jerk and enables the athlete to begin learning some upper body explosiveness, timing and ways to … Read more Jerk Variation – Push Press

The Top 5 Clean Variations

The Best Clean Variations The Olympic lifts are highly complex movements that require exceptional technique and speed strength to perform properly. The absolute best way to learn them is by break the movement down into simpler patterns. The Power Clean The Power Clean is an essential movement in an Olympic weight lifters arsenal and for … Read more The Top 5 Clean Variations

Hypertrophy: How to Best Stimulate Muscle Growth

What is Hypertrophy? By definition, hypertrophy is when you increase the size of an organ or tissue through the enlargement of cells that compose it. By increasing the size of the skeletal muscle’s component cells, you are able to increase the overall size of the muscle. Essentially you’re able to grow the size of the … Read more Hypertrophy: How to Best Stimulate Muscle Growth

Periodisation

What is Periodisation? So what is periodisation? Periodisation is a systematic method of progressive cycling aimed at long term progress in both powerlifting and weightlifting circles. It is proven to be the most effective way to gain strength and muscular size. How does Periodisation work? The┬álong-term cyclical structuring of your training allows you to plan … Read more Periodisation