How to develop speed in your lifting #2

For those of you that follow my instagram account @cheshirebarbell, you will have seen that in a recent poll, most of you highlighted that it is speed, rather than strength, that is lacking in your weightlifting performance. In the next couple of emails, I aim to help you overcome this barrier by providing you with a series of quick tips. My next piece of advise is associated with a skill that will take you a short while to develop, but once second nature will guarantee you more speed under the bar! The image above was taken this weekend during the Welsh Open in Bangor. Here you can see Dan (77), one of my junior lifters at the point of completing his second pull in the snatch. I want to dra

How to develop speed in your lifting #2

For those of you that follow my instagram account @cheshirebarbell, you will have seen that in a recent poll, most of you highlighted that it is speed, rather than strength, that is lacking in your weightlifting performance. In the next couple of emails, I aim to help you overcome this barrier by providing you with a series of quick tips. My next piece of advise is associated with a skill that will take you a short while to develop, but once second nature will guarantee you more speed under the bar! The image above was taken this weekend during the Welsh Open in Bangor. Here you can see Dan (77), one of my junior lifters at the point of completing his second pull in the snatch. I want to dra

How to develop speed in your lifting #1

For those of you that follow my instagram account @cheshirebarbell, you will have seen that in a recent poll, most of you highlighted that it is speed, rather than strength, that is lacking in your weightlifting performance. In the next couple of emails, I aim to help you overcome this barrier by providing you with a series of quick tips. My first piece of advice is that you need to lift with more intent! More umph! More effort! Success in the olympic lifts is down to a number of factors, but one of the most important is the lifter's ability to generate force... and do so quickly! Force is equal to mass (bar + bodyweight) multiplied by acceleration (speed in which the lifter can move the bar

How to develop speed in your lifting #1

For those of you that follow my instagram account @cheshirebarbell, you will have seen that in a recent poll, most of you highlighted that it is speed, rather than strength, that is lacking in your weightlifting performance. In the next couple of emails, I aim to help you overcome this barrier by providing you with a series of quick tips. My first piece of advice is that you need to lift with more intent! More umph! More effort! Success in the olympic lifts is down to a number of factors, but one of the most important is the lifter's ability to generate force... and do so quickly! Force is equal to mass (bar + bodyweight) multiplied by acceleration (speed in which the lifter can move the bar

10 reasons why we're better than any other gym...

10 Reasons why you should consider becoming a member of Cheshire Barbell: A lot of people message us asking if we offer 'open gym' or if it is possible to purchase monthly coaching sessions... We don't, I'm afraid, and never will. I know that this reduces the number of people that we appeal to, however we are not your typical commercial or conventional gym. We are not here to make you sweat for one hour per week. We are here to guide, encourage, educate and inspire people to achieve physical performance, mental health and well-being. So here is why you should join us over your current commercial gym... 1. Every member that sets foot in our gym knows exactly what they are doing and why they a

10 reasons why we're better than any other gym...

10 Reasons why you should consider becoming a member of Cheshire Barbell: A lot of people message us asking if we offer 'open gym' or if it is possible to purchase monthly coaching sessions... We don't, I'm afraid, and never will. I know that this reduces the number of people that we appeal to, however we are not your typical commercial or conventional gym. We are not here to make you sweat for one hour per week. We are here to guide, encourage, educate and inspire people to achieve physical performance, mental health and well-being. So here is why you should join us over your current commercial gym... 1. Every member that sets foot in our gym knows exactly what they are doing and why they a

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