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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How a personal trainer can maximise your Olympic Weightlifting

How a personal trainer can maximise your Olympic Weightlifting

Lets play some word association games. When I say weight lifting what do you think of? Do you think of an Eastern European who has the structure of a brick wall straining under the pressure of multiple multi coloured 25kg...
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Birmingham Bids For 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham Bids For 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham reveals world class indoor arenas for 2022 Commonwealth Games bid:Four indoor arenas in Birmingham and Solihull to host seven sportsNEC central to Birmingham’s bid95% of venues identified for Birmingham 2022 already builtBuilding on Birmingham’s...
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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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The Best Foods to Build Those Clean & Jerk Muscles

The Best Foods to Build Those Clean & Jerk Muscles

The saying, “we are what we eat”, remains as true today as it did in the golden iron era. Your current nutrition plan can either make or break your success in the gym. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes...
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The Practical Guide To Olympic Lifting

The Practical Guide To Olympic Lifting

We've amalgamated all the Lifting Times into one, master booklet. We have improved and streamlined all the Weightlifting information we've gathered over the years, and placed it into The Practical Guide To Olympic Lifting.Download for FREE here or read online....
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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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What’s The Best Programme?

What’s The Best Programme?

By Sean McloughlinWe are now in an age where information is cheap and widely available on the internet, it seems there are many experts and guru’s who have the answer to your problems with a quick fix or secret technique....
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A Look at the Functionality of the Power Snatch

A Look at the Functionality of the Power Snatch

Some determination needs to be made about what the lifter considers to be a power snatch, as far as the height at which the weight is to be received, and to make sure that height becomes a fixed standard. Therefore,...
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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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