Author Archives: Kevin Strachan

What Squat Shoes should I wear?

Running shoes Advantages In my opinion there is no advantage at all to squatting in running shoes.They are designed to absorb shock and cushion the foot against impact. From a back squatting point of view the last thing we need to be doing is compressing the shoe instead of driving up. Robbing us of that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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