Training Methodology


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    Intensity in Olympic Weightlifting: How to prescribe

    In Olympic Weightlifting, the term “Intensity” is a parameter of training that describes the relative heaviness of the barbell. In training programs or workout plans, intensity is very often specified…

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    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,…

  • Book Release

    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

  • Strength training is an important aspect of training in Olympic Weightlifting but it must be teh right type of strength training

    Does the Olympic Weightlifter benefit from a Strength Program?

    I was asked the question recently whether a Weightlifter who had developed reasonable technique would benefit by taking time out from normal Weightlifting training to pursue a training program that…

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    Weightlifting Training in Isolation

    Training Program For those of you who have organised equipment and space so that you can training at home in isolation during this COVID-19 disaster, here is a training program…

  • 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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Pushing training intensity in Olympic Weightlifting

    In the context of Olympic Weightlifting, a well-designed training program will provide the athlete with guidance on how to structure training across the week and make suitable changes to this…

  • Continuous Improvement in the Training of the Athlete

    From day 1 in the training process, an athlete learns how to train. Initially, this learning is fast but as the months and years go by, an athlete has fewer…