Helping athletes to high performance
Limitations of Australian Weightlifting
Identifying factors that limit the potential of the Australian Weightlifting system to produce high performance athletes.
Important Decisions for Athletes
Key advice on the decisions that need to be made to pursue high performance in Olympic Weightlifting.
Developing a High-Performance Structure in Australian Weightlifting
Discussion paper on high-performance Weightlifting in Australia written by Lionel (Leo) Isaac.
Training Twice a Day in Olympic Weightlifting
Athletes in Weightlifting at the elite level have engaged in 2 sessions of training per day since the 1970s and perhaps earlier. Most famously, it was the Bulgarian weightlifting coach,…
Levels of Athlete Commitment in Olympic Weightlifting
Probably every athlete starts out with very little idea of what it takes to be successful in a sport and to a large extent it is the responsibility of coaches…
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…
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…
I want you to be a great athlete
By Leo Isaac People often imagine that the life of any great athlete must be a joy to live but the truth is probably, that it is not. Sure, there…
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…