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 […]

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 […]

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 […]