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An Introduction To Weightlifting Training Programs

by Bob Takano, Head Coach of Takano Athletics What Are Weightlifting Training Programs? Weightlifting training programs are nothing more than highly detailed, long range plans that are designed to achieve the next set of goals or levels as determined by the coach either with or without consultation with the athlete.   Any consultation taking place should… Read more

The Reason We Shouldn’t Prescribe Intensities for Beginning Lifters

For many years now I’ve been writing beginners’ training programs.  Very early on I stopped prescribing intensities as either actual weights or percentages of maxima.  This may seem strange to many newcomers to the sport, as intensities are probably the key metric for judging weightlifting progress. Why not prescribe them for beginners? 1. Beginners have… Read more