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Teaching the High Pull with Tamas Feher

This post is a classic from the archives. Tamas is an old colleague of mine and the former head coach to Team GB. I love the way Tamas breaks down the lifts and the speed at which his students develop. So much so that I based the entire content of the Level 4 Olympic Weightlifting on his model with my own nuances thrown in for good measure.

High Pull – the best exercise for total body explosive power!

In this video Tamas is breaking down a highly productive exercise called the High Pull.  The High Pull is one of the best exercises for total body explosive power development in my book. I use this exercise with many of my athletes and clients. It’s great for individuals who can’t perform power cleans due to wrist problems and can also be loaded heavier for low pulls to work a different component of the force velocity curve.

The high pull like the clean needs to be lifted slowly from the floor to get the timing for the hip drive correct otherwise people tend to extend their hips too soon rather than staying over the bar. Check out the video and let me know your thoughts!

Coaching olympic weightlifting

For those of you who are interested in accelerating your coaching of olympic weightlifting our Level 4 gives you a bespoke certification in this area in addition to the level 4 itself. That certification is called ‘Olympic Weightlifting for Athletes’ you will certainly gain a high level of proficiency in this very area. Click HERE to find out more.

Newsletter: June 2021

In this month’s newsletter I’d like to talk to you about Mentorship, a term that has become more and more common in recent years. So much so that I’m not sure anyone really understands what it means any more! I first became acquainted with the term as a mentee when as a teenager, I was obsessed with martial arts but had no real idea how

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Newsletter: May 2021

Is persistence enough? When we think about what it takes to achieve success lots of words come to mind….passion, drive, work ethic, etc etc. Personally I often think resourcefulness and persistence are a key part of the equation. Just having that ability to see things through even when it’s not going your way. But I don’t think persistence alone is enough, that could result in just

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Want to get more from your clients’ performance programmes? Try these 8 Points for a Better Performance Programme from our CEO, Brendan Chaplin. With over a decade of experience in coaching athletes at many different levels of performance, he’s identified some trends that great programmes exhibit, that get big results! Below are his ‘golden rules’ to consider when it comes to programming for performance. This

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7 Easy Steps to Set Goals

Whilst 2020 hasn’t been the year we expected, you can still set your goals and achieve them. In fact, there has never been a more important time to focus on what you truly want from your career. Below are a few points from our CEO Brendan Chaplin to help you plan and simplify this process and provide you with key goal setting principles. Step 1

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Elite Coach Mentorship Student Success Stories

  We don’t just say we will get results… we make it happen! This article is here for anyone thinking about joining our Elite Coach Mentorship, we want to inspire and celebrate with you the Elite Coach Mentorship student success stories. Jonny Williams had been working overseas for 17 years, he started a gym business back in 2017 but it had always been in the

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Strength Training For Children & Young Adults

Should children do strength training? A controversial and highly debated topic. Here we look at strength training for children, Strength Coach Nick Grantham’s view and explore some of the common questions when it comes to training our younger population. If you are looking to skip straight to our youth S&C courses head to this page on our YSCA. As adults, it is now becoming increasingly

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