Getting Started In Olympic Weightlifting

Getting Started In Olympic Weightlifting

Hello And WelcomeAre you completely new to Weightlifting and looking to get started? Maybe you’ve seen your friends lift and now you’re itching to join in!Whatever your reason for wanting to get started in Olympic Weightlifting, this article will help...
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Review: Rehband Knee Sleeves (7mm) Model 7051

Review: Rehband Knee Sleeves (7mm) Model 7051

In this article, we are looking at the model 7051 7mm Rehband Knee Sleeves. We are going to focus on three key areas: durability, support & value. I understand knee wraps aren't for everyone but most lifters, at one stage or...
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Is Weightlifting Bad For Your Joints?

Is Weightlifting Bad For Your Joints?

Doing regular resistance [weight] training can help reduce pain and increase mobility for people with joint issues says 'Arthritis Today'. This is providing the correct technique is used and the body isn't put under strenuous pressure. Also you must ensure...
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“Two Pints of Guinness Every Night” – Louis Martin

“Two Pints of Guinness Every Night” – Louis Martin

When I was a member of the GB squad some years ago, we were lucky enough to have a special guest visitor, Louis Martin. Louis, who unfortunately passed away in 2015, was a world record holder, Olympic Silver and Bronze medallist and four...
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Women’s Weightlifting Add New Body-Weight Class

Women’s Weightlifting Add New Body-Weight Class

As of January 1st 2017 Women's Weightlifting will have another body-weight class. Women will have a total of 8 body-weight categories to equal the men's number of body-weight classes.This will see a 90kg and 90kg+ replacing the 75kg+ body-weight...
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Understanding Sinclair Points

Understanding Sinclair Points

What Are Sinclair Points?Sinclair points are the gold standard in Weightlifting for working out your rankings in the world. They are adjusted each Olympic Year and are based on the current world records in their respective body weight groups. All you...
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The Best way to deal with Calluses

The Best way to deal with Calluses

Bad hands, ripped calluses, fire hands, hang clean hands, blood blisters - the names could go on... But no matter what you call them chances are, if you've been lifting, you've had your fair share of the blighters. We've made...
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The Coaching Regulations by BWL

The Coaching Regulations by BWL

Earlier in the year there was a lot of uproar on social media about the new coaching regulations brought to you by British Weight Lifting (BWL) our national governing body for the sport. We will be remaining neutral in the...
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Weightlifting Words & Acronyms

Weightlifting Words & Acronyms

This post is more for people new to the sport. It's your quick and easy guide to common Weightlifting words & acronyms.What actually is the first pull? And what the heck is a hip explosion? What is Oly Lifting –...
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Balancing Work & Training

Balancing Work & Training

Fitting work and training together is something we've all struggled with at some point or another. But, when's best to train, before or after work? We will be looking at the pros and cons of training before and after your...
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