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 [More Info]

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 [More Info]


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 [More Info]


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 [More Info]

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 [More Info]

Strength Training for Rugby/Rugby League Players

Ashley Jones International Strength Coach The attached strength program was specifically written for a Rugby prop forward but the philosophy and mechanics behind it make it applicable for any player wishing to increase their strength levels, irrespective of the position or the code that they play The role of the strength and conditioning coach is [More Info]

Summer Boxing Routine

With summer only around the corner in New Zealand, I thought I would pull this great boxing routine out of the archives. Designed by Ashley Jones who at the time was the Crusaders Strength Conditioning Coach. This is a grueling session but what a great way to drop some body fat and get fit for [More Info]

Using all Three of the Competitive weight Training Techniques into a year round rugby-training system – Body Building, Power Lifting, Olympic lifting

By Ashley Jones Have you wondered like I have if you can combine all the elements you love into one integrated training system. Yes, I think you can. I believe that each of the above lend themselves ideally to a prioritisation system throughout the year, I do not believe that you should drop off one [More Info]

14 Week Strength Cycle Based on 4 days

By Steve Thompson  Hi Team, I have put this training program together for myself and my training partner so i thought it would be a good template to post on Getstrength.   Cycle starts Monday  I will let you know how it goes on the GS Forum under training logs. I completed a similar strength [More Info]

Lower Body Power & Strength

Lower Body Power & Strength Ashley Jones   These lower body programs originally came out of deciding to help out a great friend of mine with some advice for assisting with his burgeoning Cycling career. It also gave me an opportunity to gather my thoughts and to organize the many options I have programmed over [More Info]

Strength & Power Continuum Training – Ashley Jones

Strength & Power Continuum Training Ashley Jones Introduction Following on from some discussions I had with colleagues in the Northern Hemisphere during the Wallaby Spring Tour I though I would re-visit some strength programming concepts to cover all my bases on the Strength/Power continuum in each workout that I program.   Qualities The key areas that [More Info]

Off Season Training Plans

Off Season Training Plans – As another ITM Cup closes with a wonderful record setting Off Season Training Plans Ashley Jones As another ITM Cup closes with a wonderful record setting 5th title in a row to the Canterbury team, players, trainers and coaches minds will start turning to preparation for next season. Personally I [More Info]