Kevin Strachan
Kevin Strachan

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Kevin Strachan has been involved in Powerlifting and strength training for more then 30 years. He has been a NZ Champion and record holder (powerlifting) in 4 weights classes and 3 age divisions. Currently Masters (3) - 60 plus. Over the last 10 years he has dedicated his time to coaching some of NZ top powerlifters though to a world level.IPF Raw World Championships 2016 Squat - Bronze Bench - Bronze Deadlift - Bronze Total - Bronze 3 x NZ Powerlifting Master Records

What Deadlifting Shoes Should I Wear and Why?

What Deadlifting Shoes Should I Wear and Why? Flat sole (chucks) – molded sole flat shoes,  solid heel weightlifting shoes or running shoes? Running shoes are just that running shoes, designed to cushion your feet against impact with soles that compress and spring back, all things a powerlifter doesn’t want. This will rob the lifter […]

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Back to the bar, strength training for masters – Kevin Strachan

Back to the bar, strength training for masters Here we go again a new training year and to be honest 2016 was going to be my last year. I was inspired to keep going by a follow masters lifter Geoffrey Lewis Australia,  who started lifting at 61 years of age and is now 68 and still […]

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HOW NOT TO KILL YOURSELF (Training for Masters) PART 4

Squat day change 3 2nd squatting movement Back squat to calve raise. We’re all different here but working up to around 20 kg down from your top set would be a good number.Why this movement ? As the weight is get heavier I find that my start position get further forward as set goes on,not […]

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HOW NOT TO KILL YOURSELF ( STRENGTH TRAINING FOR MASTERS) Part 3 First Change

Squat day change of 2nd Squatting movement  Front squat There are many different ways to hold the bar, very good if you can get your elbows high enough to hold the bar in a Olympic clean position (across the front delt’s close to the throat). If not, like me that’s not an option. All good […]

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HOW NOT TO KILL YOURSELF ( STRENGTH TRAINING FOR MASTERS) Day 1 Week 1

Ok then team here we go as threatened Day 1 Week 1 This is the program I’m using as we have limited equipment here at the GS factory, very basic just a bar, weights and a squat/bench rack. I would love to be training in the Getstrength Gym but with a 180km round trip it […]

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How not to kill yourself ( strength training for masters)

I’m Kevin Strachan, I’ve been involved in Powerlifting and strength training for more than 30 years. I’ve been a New Zealand Powerlifting champion and record holder in 4 weights classes and 3 age divisions. Currently Masters (3) – 60 plus. Over the last 10 years I have dedicated my time to coaching some of NZ’s […]

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