As a part of the Intensive Training Camp that will be held at the Weightlifting Academy of Tasmania 04-10 January 2016, there will be a series of seminars and Q & A sessions. As a result of a request for seminar topics put to persons who have already registered an interest, the following topics have been received:
- Training management – how to manage training schedules with workloads and injuries
- How to overcome faults and setbacks, physically and mentally
- Health benefits of Weightlifting for the general population e.g. mitigation of osteoporosis and diabetes in later life
- Nutrition and recovery measures
- Weigh loss strategies in the lead up to and on the day of the competition
- Effective goal setting for lifting, what to be aiming for not just in the long term but in each training session
- Start positions,, what’s best for the lifter and how to determine
- Is additional accessory work useful, and if so what?
- Generating explosive power in the pull
- Height v. weight of the athlete, what would be your ideal bodyweight category
- What to do on the days where all you want to do is stop training and go home and never leave the house again
- Is it possible to do conditioning work without effecting strength gains and if so, how often?
- Offsetting physical stress in the training of weightlifting using food/supplements
- Improving jerk technique – how can we best utilise upward power from the legs? Is pelvis position relevant?
- Shoulder stability training – why do Chinese/Russian athletes do handstand pushups, and not just push jerks/presses?
Prospective camp attendees, please keep these topics coming!