The ABS Academy was established in 2019 to provide the best platform for the development of young powerlifters in Ireland and Europe.
As well as providing athletes with the opportunity to work with our international coaches, the ABS Academy provides them with the framework and infrastructure to develop their understanding and fundamental skills within the sport of powerlifting.
Since it's formation, ABS Academy has produced multiple Irish, Junior, Open, and European medalists, unmatched by any other club in powerlifting.
As part of our Academy, you will receive programming, weekly check-ins, coaching, and constrictive feedback on your progress.
All of this will be provided online. Also, you will have the chance to train at one of our facilities in Ireland or at our headquarters in Dublin.
Since 2016, the Academy & Club has produced over 40 junior internationals and more than 100 podiums at the Junior National Championships.
5 X NATIONAL JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONS
European Champion & 2 x National Champion
Lystus joined the ABS Academy in 2021 and trained under Jay FarrantHQ Dublin. During these two years at Lystus, he won multiple accolades, including 2 x National Open & Junior Titles, IPF gold at the 2022 World Junior Championships in squat, and junior European Champion and total record holder.
National Junior, Open Champion & IPF Medalist
Ion has been a member of the ABS Academy in 2018 and in 2023 joined the ABS coaching team. Ion is a true example of how the academy can take you from a beginner to No.1
Ion is the currently all time Irish No.1 Junior across all feds and formulas and is a two weight National junior & Open champion.
During 2023 Ion won his first IPF Medal in deadlift and placed 4th at Junior Worlds in 2023 just missing out on podium.
Irish Junior, Open and World Gold Medalist
Mark joined the Academy in 2018 and has once decorated junior CV's in Irish powerlifting. Mark has won multiple Gold bench medals internationally and was runner up at the 2021 World IPF Championships in 2021, Sweden. Mark has won multiple Junior National Championships and is the current U120 Open Champion.
Irish Champion & International
Olivia joined the Academy at 14 years old and is currently ranked NO.1 in the all time Irish Sub-Junior rankings. Olivia competed at ABS Teens 1 where she then went on to qualify for team Ireland.
At her first World Championships Olivia won silver in squat and placed 4th overall despite being 2 years younger than her competition.