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Breathing techniques when lifting weights

Overhead press Jay GoodmanOne of the many questions I’m asked by both novice and experienced weight lifters alike “when am I supposed to breath or should I hold my breath?”

Firstly proper breathing during any type of heavy exertion is extremely important. People are often tempted to hold their breath during heavy exertion, which is called a Valsalva Maneuver (check out the guide for reasons why this is not recommended).

Breathing effectively and efficiently during any physical activity will enable you to achieve max...

Posted by Jay Goodman of Jay Goodman Personal Training under Olympic Weightlifting, Weight Training (Strength Training) on 17 June 2013 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

From Weight Training to Olympic Weightlifting - How I turned a hobby into a competitive sport

 Weight training: everyone starts somewhere

My weights journey started when I was 17, I had recently started boxing at school and I soon realised that I needed to build up some extra strength and muscle to help me become more dominant in sparring and training.

Boxing requires weight training

I did the typical beginner thing, and rather amusingly my workout routine was entirely based on the floor plan of the machine based gym I worked out at – I would literally go clockwise around the room with my training partner Peter...

Posted by Adrian K under Olympic Weightlifting on 13 April 2013 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

Blogger Spotlight: All Around Joe

All Round Joe running Ultra Marathon

Top sporting achievement: Completing my first 50 mile ultra marathon – The North Face Endurance Challenge in DC

Goals for the year ahead: To compete in the CrossFit Open, and hopefully make it to the North West Regionals

Current Tribesports challenge: Get Fitter Than You Ever Have Been This Year
Based on workout numbers (squat, dead lift, metabolic conditioning workouts, etc.) this has already happened, but the competition that will give the final answer is the CrossFit Open which I ranked...

Posted by Joe Bauer of All Around Joe under Ultrarunning, Olympic Weightlifting on 12 February 2013 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

Tribesports User of the Week: Paul T

Congratulations Paul T - you are our User of the Week!

What has been your toughest Tribesports Challenge to date and which are you most proud of?

The hardest challenge is one I haven't yet completed - Standing on one leg with my eyes closed. I still cannot get more than a few seconds LOL. I have fallen over many times attempting this one.

The challenge of which I am most proud is the 2 minute plank challenge. That one took me a lot of work to be able to achieve.

It's awesome to see you sh...

Posted by Paul T under Olympic Weightlifting, Weight Training (Strength Training), Weight Training (Strength Training) on 17 October 2012 at 11:00 PM • Read more »



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