Wildboar teens hit PB’s at the MSC Midlands Open series

Last weekend 6 of our young guys accompanied by Coach/Wildboar Mum Rachel headed up to Birmingham for our guys first competition in a few months. Our guys haven’t competed since February so this was a little run out on the platform to blow off some cobwebs before they  compete at the first competition in ourContinue reading “Wildboar teens hit PB’s at the MSC Midlands Open series”

Common Youth Training Myth #2 – Kids lifting weights causes injury.

Now something we hear of a lot is a reluctancy for parents to let their child participate in resistance based training as they fear it will cause them injury, or stunt their growth. (A myth we debunked previously here –  Common-youth-training-myth-1 ) One of our coaches recently sat through a conversation where people were sayingContinue reading “Common Youth Training Myth #2 – Kids lifting weights causes injury.”

Strength Training for young people – what the parents say…

Rob Byett parent of Josh Byett 13 Josh is excelling in his weightlifting and is a current English Bronze medalist Josh as been training for about 2 years. Josh first started training with me to improve his rugby, he lacked confidence on the rugby field, standing back to let others take charge and generally notContinue reading “Strength Training for young people – what the parents say…”

Nurturing Early Succeeders

“Prepare the child for the path, not the path for the child”   One of our most important roles as coaches of young athletes is to educate parents. Quite simply a parents role in their childs athletic development to; We truly believe parental support can play a huge role in the success/limiting of success ofContinue reading “Nurturing Early Succeeders”

7 important lessons I learnt from spending a day with GB Weightlifting Coaches

Around a week ago, I headed up Nottingham way for the day to Atlas Weightlifting gym to spend the day with Cyril Martin and Dave Sawyer. Coaches and Athletes from our days seminar at Atlas Gym They were hosting a seminar on all things weightlifting – from biomechanics and technique, periodisation and programme design, asContinue reading “7 important lessons I learnt from spending a day with GB Weightlifting Coaches”