Interview With Mark Haydock, Multiple IAWA World Champion

Interview With Mark Haydock, Multiple IAWA World Champion

IntroductionOn 6th August 2017 Mark attended an event at Potarch, Aberdeenshire - aptly named “The Gathering” - to lift the famous Dinnie Stones and I thought this was a great opportunity to sit down with him to talk about when he...
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How to Maximise Training on Your Own

How to Maximise Training on Your Own

In this article we're going to look at some of the issues and solutions that I have encountered from training on my own. What sparked this article, as so often does, was during a training session with my fellow weightlifter Mark Haydock...
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The Snatch Balance & Overhead Squat

The Snatch Balance & Overhead Squat

These two exercises are something I’ve only ever done a minimal amount of training on, but the question is do they improve your squat snatch?Snatch BalanceI first encountered this assistance exercise during my resurgence into weightlifting in 2011, as up...
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Gym Essentials – Weightlifting

Gym Essentials – Weightlifting

I believe every lifter should have the correct weightlifting paraphernalia when training or as my coach said to me when I purchased my first pair of weightlifting shoes “you better start putting some work in to justify those nice new...
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Weightlifting Techniques up Close – Jerk Behind Neck

Weightlifting Techniques up Close – Jerk Behind Neck

IntroductionIn this article, I’m going to examine the jerk from behind neck in terms of a strength building exercise, but also as a means of improving a poorly front jerk. There are two applications of this exercise. One; is the...
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Weightlifting Techniques up Close – Squat & Split Snatch

Weightlifting Techniques up Close – Squat & Split Snatch

Article #1 Squat & Split SnatchIn this series of articles I’m going to look at different weightlifting techniques and assistance exercises from the modern widely used squat style to the old school split style, including all round weightlifting and maybe....
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Ongoing Training

Ongoing Training

This article is a follow on from Matthew Wells' Technique vs Pure Strength.IntroductionTo follow on from my previous article about technique vs strength, this time I will be looking at ongoing training. I will specifically be focusing on any trouble areas...
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Matthew Wells On Visualisation

Matthew Wells On Visualisation

Visualisation is an important way to get ahead of your game in Weightlifting. It can calm your nerves before a big lift on the platform and can reinforce good technique. For 'The Best Way To Mentally Prepare For A Competition'...
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Are Technique, Style & Speed The Key To Success?

Are Technique, Style & Speed The Key To Success?

Article By Matthew WellsUsing myself as an example, I’m going to talk about style and technique vs pure strength. I’ll also use some examples along the way to illustrate this.As an all-round Weightlifter, in many ways my technique is far...
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