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Eve Stevenson places 2nd at British U23 championship.

30/10/2010 22:54
Massive congratulations to Eve Stevenson of S&C WLC!   PB C&J, PB total and a British U23 championship silver! Not a bad days work. 50,53,(58) - 73,77,(80) - 130.

Making weight

22/09/2010 12:42
  Making weight   For weight category athletes, making weight is one of the key concerns in pre-fight preparation. In many cases it could be argued that fighters and coaches vastly misunderstand how to effectively bring about controlled weight reduction. Hopefully this guide will clear up...

“Citius, Altius, Fortius” - "Faster, Higher, Stronger"

18/09/2010 17:18
"Citius, Altius, Fortius” - "Faster, Higher, Stronger"   ‘Strength,’ ‘power’ and ‘speed’ are three terms which most fighters and trainers believe they understand yet it is incredibly common for a misunderstanding of these concepts to result in fundamental defects in training and programme...

Get the 'F' out!

18/09/2010 17:15
Get the ‘F’ out!   The three most overused and tiresome words in the sports conditioning and fitness industries in recent times? 1)      Core 2)      Functional 3)      Stability   The one thing worse than each of...

Risk of contamination in over the counter supplements

09/09/2010 18:43
N.B. - This article was originally written with combat sport as its focus but the message is relevant to ALL sports, especially strength sports where supplement use is prevalent if not normal.   With an estimated global worth of over $30 billion, and a with a 2012 projected value of over $90...

'The Secret' - Olympic lifting and pre/post natal training - Originally for

09/09/2010 18:37
  The Secret   Gubernatrix stated in her manifesto that “I am more than ever convinced that there is a great need for support for women to get involved, break down barriers, educate and be educated and be able to empower themselves through strength training.” Not only do I wholeheartedly...

Critique of The Westside system

07/09/2010 17:55
May I start by saying that I am, essentially, an Olympic Weightlifter. In my youth I was a hammer thrower and rugby player and I have played around a little with Strongman but today my passion is Olympic lifting; it is the sport I spend most time coaching and competing in. Yet unlike some in the...

Sunny Brar of Sutton and Epsom WLC features in the national press!

07/09/2010 16:31
S&E WLC's own Sunny Brar (#2 ranked 63kg lifter in England) recently featured in a series of article in the national media detailing her incredibly rapid rise to prominence in the sport. UltraFit magazine were the first to run a full feature on her training and successes:   This was...

Train Light, Compete Heavy

06/09/2010 20:52
Renowned American Powerlifter, Arthur “Superman” Jones once said “There is a difference between lifting more and actually getting stronger.” The point Jones was attempting to make was that lifting heavy weights in training does not actually mean that our pure strength will increase. Of course in...

Welcome to our new website.

06/09/2010 02:16
We would like to announce the launch of our new website, where you can find information about our club and our lifters as well as original articles and content relating to the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. Keep your eyes peeled for regular updates.

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