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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A ‘Club’ Training-Platform for Weightlifting

A ‘Club’ Training-Platform for Weightlifting

By Mike BennettOur club, North London Weightlifting Club recently realised the need for another training platform.Previously we had built some from our own designs and also had purchased some budget solutions.The ones we made ourselves from Birch plywood ...
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Reebok Legacy Lifters

Reebok Legacy Lifters

IntroWe've been lucky enough to get hold of a pair of Reebok's latest Olympic Weightlifting shoes - the Legacy Lifter. This shoe is already prominent in Britain as Rio 2016 Olympian Sonny Webster's current lifting shoe of choice. They are...
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Adidas Leistung 16.II Review

Adidas Leistung 16.II Review

We've managed to get our hands on a pair of Leistung 16.II Olympic Weightlifting shoes. These are the new 2017 releases by Adidas that we feel are an upgrade on the Leistung 16.I shoes brought out before Rio 2016.Read our...
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Equipment Review: Freedom Strength 20KG Olympic Lifting Bar

Equipment Review: Freedom Strength 20KG Olympic Lifting Bar

Freedom Strength were kind enough to donate one of their 20KG Olympic Lifting bars to a local school club, St Birinus Weightlifting Club. We have completed lots training sessions on the bar over the past few months and here’s the review...
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How To Use Pulling Straps

How To Use Pulling Straps

In this guide we walk you through the process of putting on pulling straps. There is more info below the instructional video. Straps come in two main forms, either; a single straight piece of martial (as shown in the video) or a...
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Eleiko Pulling Straps

Eleiko Pulling Straps

Equipment Review. We have put a pair of Eleiko pulling straps through their paces to bring you a comprehensive review on their effectiveness to help assist you with pulling exercises and hang Snatch.Before carrying on if you are unsure on how...
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Review: Werksan LionFit Weight Plates

Review: Werksan LionFit Weight Plates

On Wednesday 28th September Absolute Performance (the UK & Ireland sole supplier of Werksan) sent St. Birinus Weightlifting Club a pair of 15kg Werksan LionFit training plates. Over the past couple of weeks, they have been thoroughly tr...
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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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The Weightlifter’s Jeans

The Weightlifter’s Jeans

For as long as I can remember Weightlifters have always battled against fashion... "Skinny" jeans, the "slim" fit jeans, "tailored" (which seems to just be another word for skinny) jeans, you name it. It's to do with our funny shaped...
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