Tag: Olympic Weightlifting


  • Components of a High-Performance Sport System

    Developing a High-Performance Structure in Australian Weightlifting

    Discussion paper on high-performance Weightlifting in Australia written by Lionel (Leo) Isaac.

  • Nicu Vlad 1985 World Championships training hall.

    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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Gold Standards in Weightlifting

    The purpose of “Gold Standards” is to help individuals to identify strengths and weaknesses and to target areas of performance for improvement. There are always differences between individuals due to…

  • Feature Image - The technique of the Jerk Dip and Drive

    Key Issues in the Jerk

    The Jerk is a highly complex movement that many athletes in Weightlifting find harder to master than the Snatch. In the Jerk, athletes must overcome several key issues if they…

  • The rest interval between sets

    The time interval between sets in Weightlifting training and what happens during that interval is a source of great interest to me personally and perhaps to others as well. Initially, my…