Looking Down: Why It’s Bad & How To Fix It

Looking Down: Why It’s Bad & How To Fix It

This is a blog for those of you who look down when you Snatch or Clean & Jerk. The action generally starts at the set position (see here for the correct set position) and can carry on through the 1st...
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Glute Activation – Reducing Knee Pain

Glute Activation – Reducing Knee Pain

If you're anything like us then you will have suffered from knee pain at some point in your lifting life. This is a rather large topic and we would always recommend seeing a doctor or physio. But that said, we've...
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Foam Rollering

Foam Rollering

In the last blog regarding Glute Activation we discussed the importance of that being a part of your warm up in order to prevent/ reduce injury. A piece of handy equipment that will also aid injury prevention and reduction is...
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What’s The Best Way To Mentally Prepare For A Competition?

What’s The Best Way To Mentally Prepare For A Competition?

I recently heard of an interesting debate regarding the best way to prepare a lifter for the competition environment.The question was: should a coach deliberately provide possible distractions in the training session, before big lifts, i.e. shouting? OR should...
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Introductions – First Impressions

Introductions – First Impressions

For those of you completely new to the sport or new to the movements we thought we’d give you a quick intro to Olympic Lifting and us; Lifting Times. First of all, let's start with the basics:There are two lifts;...
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