A-Z of Program Design: Olympic Weightlifting


    AU $89


    Thomas Stringwell




    2.5 HOURS

    Course Type

    Licensed Course

    Course Overview

    Olympic lifts and their different variations offer a valuable training method within a strength and conditioning coach’s performance training toolbox. Modern strength and conditioning programs share the very same foundations upon which Olympic weightlifting is based - power, RFD, absolute strength and classic periodisation models. Most would agree that Olympic lifts require high physical and technical ability, thereby making them an effective addition to training programs designed to increase athleticism and overall strength. 

    Due to the technical and performance demands of Olympic weightlifting, fitness coaches and personal trainers should have sound knowledge of how to effectively progress in Olympic weightlifting ability. This short course will explore how you can effectively and successfully incorporate Olympic weightlifting into your clients’ training programs, and how to improve your own Olympic weightlifting performance - a great place to start and nail those lifts!

    Learning Outcomes

    By completing this course, you will:

    • Understand how Olympic lifts enhance power and rate of force development (RFD) in athletes

    • Understand the various types of Olympic weightlifting training methods

    • Be able to determine correct target ratios between the squat, push, and pulling absolute strength, and Olympic lifts

    • Understand variations in Olympic lifts, such as hangs, powers, pulls, and complexes 

    • Design effective periodised Olympic weightlifting-based programs for beginner and advanced athletes

    • Identify Olympic weightlifting movement weaknesses and know how to correct common technical errors in athletes

    About the Author

    My name is Thomas Stringwell and I am the founder of Your Gym Sports Performance Ltd, an education provider that specialises in the fields of strength and conditioning and sports science. I am an accredited strength and conditioning coach with the UKSCA. Currently, I provide performance consultancy services across a range of sports including rugby union, rugby league, soccer, handball, boxing, mixed martial arts, BMX supercross, strength sports and Youth Athletic Development.   

    I hold an MSc in Sports Biomechanics (Loughborough University), a 1st class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science (Manchester Metropolitan University) and a Certificate in Education teaching degree (Huddersfield University), with future ambitions of completing a PhD within the field of motor learning, constraints-based learning and non-linear pedagogy.

    I have a real passion for education and coach development, having both coached and taught within the fields of strength and conditioning and health and fitness for over a decade. I am a lifelong strength sports enthusiast, having competed both in Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting at a national level, with a genuine drive to support and educate coaches throughout our industry.        

    Your Gym Sports Performance prides itself on educational excellence, providing evidence-based education to aspiring sports and fitness professionals, whilst supporting practitioners throughout their coaching journey. Our Strength and Conditioning educational pathway enables sports and fitness practitioners to progress within their professional arena, providing coaches with the necessary skill set to apply performance training within their current practice. We aim to inspire and motivate coaches to develop as professionals, creating a lifelong learning experience that assists practitioners beyond the completion of their course, whilst raising the standard of sports performance education within the health and fitness sector.



    Access Period

    CEC Expiry Date: 23/10/2024. In order to obtain AusActive CECs, this course must be completed by the CEC Expiry Date.

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