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Coaches only is the best thing to ever happen for weightlifting coaches.

We would like to thank all of the speakers and attendees who made the first Coaches Only online conference such a success.

We are currently planning the next event and will release details of date and speaker lineup soon.


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Why Coaches Only?

I have recorded hundreds of fascinating interviews with world-leading weightlifting guests over the last four years. However, there has always been a limitation to the amount of depth we can go into during an off-the-cuff style podcast.

In 2021, I feel that weightlifting coaches need a space where we can have much deeper, more practical, more cutting edge conversations. Areas can then be addressed which can’t be reached during a podcast. By giving the lecturers several months to prepare these highly targeted presentations aimed specifically at coaches, the quality of information is unlike anything else we’ve ever seen in weightlifting.

I genuinely mean it when I say that Coaches Only is the best thing to ever happen for weightlifting coaches.

Seb Ostrowicz – Founder of Weightlifting House

Speakers and Sessions from the First Event

Dr. Quinn Henoch is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, coach, consultant, student, writer, speaker, and competitive weightlifter. He is often praised for his ability to bridge the world of Strength and Conditioning with Physical Rehabilitation. He founded Clinical Athlete to connect athletes with professionals and to provide education in athlete health and performance.

Dr. Quinn talked about the practical recommendations for managing weightlifting injuries, creating a guide for the lifter and coach.

Kate Nye is the reigning World Champion in the 71kg weight category. Her fast rise in the sport has not only earned her multiple national records, a junior world record, and multiple international gold medals, but also the title of IWF Female Lifter of the Year. With the best individual performance by Robi points from any USA woman over the last quad with 928, Kate is one of the most elite weightlifters in the world.

Kate answered many questions, revealing what it is that an athlete of the highest level needs in a coach. She helped attendees to understand the journey that the coach will need to go on alongside the athlete as they climb the national and international rankings together.

Dr Sergii Putsov has a PhD in Sport Science under famed Soviet researcher Valentin Oleshko. Earlier in his life Sergii competed as a professional weightlifter in Ukraine, before becoming a weightlifting and S&C coach in 2006. He also co-owns several strength education businesses.

Sergii delivered a lecture on competition strategy from a statistical perspective, covering: Competition Type, Competitive Effectiveness Factors, Starting Attempts Approach, and Warmup & Competition Strategies.

Spencer Arnold is an American Open champion and multiple-time national medalist in his own right but has since become known for his work with such athletes as Harrison Maurus, Jourdan Delacruz and Morghan King. His focus on data makes his approach ideally suited to the kind of remote coaching that many of us are now involved in, whether by choice or necessity.

Spencer explained the data he collects on athlete performance and how he uses that to inform programming, with real examples from his work with World-level athletes.

Sean Waxman has been a professional coach for a quarter of a century, creating one of the most iconic weightlifting gyms in the USA, Waxman’s Gym. He has developed numerous weightlifters, including international and national medalists. Sean is a Director on the Board of USA Weightlifting and a USA Weightlifting Lead Instructor for Coaching Education.

Sean shared his process for developing drug-free athletes.

Dr Anna Swisher is the Coaching Education and Sport Science Manager for USA Weightlifting, having spent her previous years as a professor at Western State Colorado University, and as the Director of Education and Performance for Eleiko Sport.

Shyam Chavda is the Program Lead for the MSc in Strength & Conditioning at the London Sport Institute, Middlesex University, and the Performance Scientist for British Weight Lifting.

Anna and Shyam discussed the biomechanical underpinnings of optimal weightlifting technique: Theory and Application

Justin Holly is the coach of Willpower Weightlifting Club. Over eight years there, he has helped to produce Welsh, British and Commonwealth record performances but is most proud of the community they have built together. He has a reputation for developing a team culture and his focus on the bond between athlete and coach has enabled him to build a team beyond the physical gym itself.

Justin shared the secrets and dynamics to building and maintaining a strong team while getting the best out of every athlete.

Dr Mike Israetel is the cofounder of Renaissance Periodization and is a professor in the strength and hypertrophy masters program at Lehman College. He is an extremely popular speaker, having delivered sessions at numerous scientific and health conferences.

Dr Mike talked in detail about nutrient timing for athletes.

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