Coaching


  • Cover of the book Coaching Weightlifting Illustrated

    Coaching Weightlifting Illustrated

    A book that is focused on on the process for learning Olympic Weightlifting, particularly the first crucial 3-6 months of skill development

  • Training Diary Image

    Weightlifting Training Diary

    Today, I informed an athlete that it was time to start keeping a training diary and was met with a request to provide a “sales pitch”. It’s a perfectly fair…

  • Wellness and the Safety Line

    The wellness of athletes is a coaching priority. If an athlete’s training regime causes an injury or breakdown in physical or mental health, then performance falls and the purpose of…

  • Online Olympic Weightlifting Coach

    Do you need a highly experienced online Olympic Weightlifting coach, someone who knows what it takes to be successful? These days there are gyms everywhere, and more and more people…

  • Hands on coaching the Jerk

    Competencies in Coaching Olympic Weightlifting

    Coaching is a very complex role and it takes months of practise to develop a basic level of competency and then many more years to acquire expertise. It is really…

  • Stretching with Bruce Rawson

    Self-Care for Better Training in Weightlifting

    It is the eternal problem in training for high-performance Weightlifting that, despite the athlete’s motivation to push forward for improved performance, they are held back by frustrating injuries. It may…

  • A study of concentration

    I need to know your mind

    As your coach, it is always my wish that I can help you to take steps forward to improve your athletic performance in the competition arena. I feel reasonably certain…

  • Picture of a Weightlifter's Training Log

    Auto-regulation in Weightlifting Training

    Auto-regulation or self-regulation is an important but not widely understood concept in coaching. For those who might read this post, auto-regulation might be defined as the ability of the athlete…

  • Dealing with anxiety in Weightlifting

    For the athlete in Weightlifting, the final 2 weeks before a major competition is a difficult period in which athletes often have a tendency to conjure up all manner of…

  • Mental skills in Weightlifting

    It’s 4:00am, the day after an important local event and my mind is too active to sleep. I arrived home yesterday after a 14 hour day of coaching and organising…