5 Signs You Need To Train Heavier

By Jay Farrant | September 13, 2023

Here are 5 signs that you may need to move up a weight class or train heavier. Injuries / Niggles Are you continually suffering with injuries / niggles and finding you’re needing to drop frequency, volume and intensity to get by? If this is you, and you’ve already improved the primary recovery factors like sleep,…

ABS PRO-AM Series 9 – Info

By Jay Farrant | April 1, 2022

Dear Lifter,  With less than two weeks to go before you officially weigh in, we will now be looking to promote the event as much as possible and ensure you have the best experience.  Series 9 will feature some new additions, such as ABS media and ABS Nutrition rehydration protocol. Let me explain a little more below…


By Jen Harrington | February 3, 2022

ARCHINGLearn how to arch before adding in mobility work️. When incorporating mobility work to increase your range in your lifts, you need then to use that new found range in your lifts. Otherwise you may aswell have not done the mobility work.By doing tspine mobility work before bench, but not knowing how to utilise your…

More Than Hormones

By Jay Farrant | June 24, 2021

The debate on trans females competing against biological females has once again come to the forefront of coaches, athletes and social justice warriors.  The centre of the topic has been around the inclusion of biological Male, Laurel Hubbard who was selected for the New Zealand female Olympic weightlifting team with the main argument being around…

Get With The System

By James O'Brien | March 21, 2021

Have you ever looked at a programme and thought “I need to change this a bit and it’ll be perfect…”. You then start chopping, changing and mixing things around trying to find the “balance” – x2 squatting, but you want x3, so you drop quad volume as if that will magically establish equilibrium. “Not all…

Weight Classes

By Jayne Jones | January 25, 2021

What weight class suits you is dependent on a lot of factors (height, age, body fat levels). For a lifter of average body fat,* there are usually three options available to you – a class that your body weight naturally sits within, a class you can cut weight into and a class you can eat…

Why Training Should be Harder Than Competing.

By Jay Farrant | December 15, 2020

Recently, A story came up on my feed of my old squadron training for deployment and it reminded me of all the bullshit we did ahead of deploying at that time and how in reality, the training was usually worse than the actual tour.  This got me thinking about sports and why your training should…

Weight Fluctuation

By Anna Hourihane | October 16, 2020

‘My nutrition was great, but the scales are up’. This is something I hear a lot from my clients. But let’s take a step back and look at some of the reasons why our weight can fluctuate day to day! Obviously, food weighs something. If you eat a particularly heavy weighing meal, especially in the…

Injuries In Powerlifting

By Jay Farrant | May 27, 2020

I am not a physiotherapist, nor do I engage in work that should be undertaken by a certified professional. But I have come across enough injuries in training to know how to deal with them when they arise and have worked in tandem with sports physiotherapists and other professionals to bring athletes back to the…

Galway ABS

By Jay Farrant | May 15, 2020

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