Month: November 2016


  • Coaching the youth beginner athlete

    Coaches must be aware that the initial learning period of the beginner in Weightlifting is profoundly important and will leave an indelible impression. In the case of coaching children and/or young adults, there […]

  • Determining platform attempts in a Weightlifting competition

    In the final days/weeks before a competition, athletes and coaches will generally discuss and make decisions about the athlete’s “competition plan”. This process can be quite simple or very elaborate depending on […]

  • The 21 Day Cycle for Training Programs

    Sport training programs are usually based on a 7-day microcycle. This is true in Weightlifting and it is probably true in most sports. It’s just part of the natural order of things that the weekly […]

  • A coach’s plea

    To my athletes, I would like to take a moment of your time to explain how I might see things differently about training, your training. Last night was a designated ‘heavy’ session. I know […]

  • The hardest step

    The journey of the athlete in Weightlifting from beginner to the qualifying standard for the national senior championship takes perhaps 3 years of goal driven, well organised, and consistent training. For […]