Largely unrecognised for much of their careers, New Zealand weightlifters have a tradition of emerging from the background and into the limelight at the Commonwealth Games and in the past have been well represented in the medal count. For the size of the sport – there are less than 100 competitors across the country from secondary school to masters level – and without a strong national coaching base, it packs a powerful punch in the Commonwealth arena. National coach Richard Dryden is the … [Read more...] about Weightlifters look to maintain medal tradition
The right programme can be the difference between becoming a good lifter or becoming a great lifter…To be a good lifter you need reasonable technique, strength & speed. To be a great lifter you need excellent technique, superior strength & exceptional speed. And of course other factors of high importance like; flexibility, nutrition, commitment, dedication, coaching, a support network, and so on. All programmes work but some work better than others! So what … [Read more...] about Is a Programme right for you?
The fundamentals required for most sporting codes include: 1. Speed 2. Stamina 3. Suppleness 4. Skill 5. Strength Speed is inherent in a person and can maximized through technique and focused exercises. Stamina (or fitness!) is acquired through distance or high repetition work. Suppleness (or flexibility!) is acquired through stretching and repetitive exercise. Skill is acquired through coaching and drills, analysis and review. Strength is acquired through exercises specifically … [Read more...] about Weight Training, Conditioning & Weightlifting