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Are You Lying to Yourself? – Podcast Episode 98

On today’s episode of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast Andy & Ash explore lies that athletes tell themselves, their coaches, and their peers. We talk shop about strategies for staying true to goals…

Strength Ratios – Do They Work? : Coaches Corner

Everyone has heard of strength ratios, I (Andy) have even long prescribed to them. What use do they have in your training? when should you take note, how should you take note and how should you use…

Best Bench Press Accessories : Coaches Corner

The secret to bench pressing big weights seems to come down to frequency and attacking your weaknesses.. Who would have thought?

In this episode of Coaches Corner Ash and Andy talk about the best …

Closing Down My Gym : Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is a coach and Commonwealth Games Weightlifter who has been on the podcast before, recently he decided to close his gym down, and in this podcast we delve into his journey. Thanks so m…

Baby Weights

Baby Weights

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The team have a reasonably light week and there is a baby in the gym

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Massive Lifts & Monster PR’s

Massive Lifts & Monster PR’s

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Welcome to the coaching staff Steve!!! A few of the guys attempt the AD Challenge play with the chain yoke, and hit some heavy deadlifts.

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JP Has Ammonia Power

JP Has Ammonia Power

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JP is on fire this week! PR’s in the snatch and a massive Hex Bar Deadlift to out lift both Jack and Andy. Why? Is it the program? Is it the coaching? Is it th…

Bench Lesson with Craig Gibson

Bench Lesson

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I’ve always been embarrassed of my bench press. It’s been a sore spot for a long time, in fact up until last year I couldn’t even bench 100kg.. As a self professed str…

History Of Stones – Podcast Mini Clip

History Of Stones – Podcast Mini Clip

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Pro Strongman Luke Reynolds teaches Andy about the history of stones.. It’s crazy that so many countries evolved stone lifting as part of thei…

Weightlifting Looks Easy – Podcast Mini Clip

Weightlifting Looks Easy – Podcast Mini Clip

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Andy and Pro Strongman Luke Reynolds talk about how easy olympic weightlifters make the sport look. They compare this to the difficult …

Super Total 3

Super Total 3

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Jack and Andy are joined by friends of the gym 2018 Commonwealth Games under 56kg Weightlifter Phillip Liao, the Snatch Sensei Vu Tran, Reigning Supertotal Champion T…

10 Chalk Abusers at your Gym or CrossFit Box

Every knows someone at their Gym or CrossFit Box who has no idea how to use chalk..

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Zofia Finally Clean & Jerks 70kg

Trying to bring the RAW Barbell Club Training diary back 🙂 hope you guys enjoy it!

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10’s Is Cardio

The team fight through some ultra high rep sets.

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Greg is the YOKE King

After a tough week of training the team battle it out in another incarnation of Strongman Friday. Who takes home the crown this week??

Event 1 : Max Log Press in 60 sec
Event 2 : Max Distance Fram…

The Club Has a New Club

Bread spends his last day squatting to depth and Raj buys Andy an Indian Club!

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Jack Jerks 160kg

Jack finally breaks his 160kg jerk plateau meaning we’re ready to go big at the CrossFit Arete Supertotal competition on the 27th of July! Also we have a Party!!!

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Joe Eats the Last Jellybean

The team Max Out some Powers and Jack brings in a new toy for us!!

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Flippy Things

Everyone is training hard in the lead up to the CrossFit Arete Supertotal Competition next weekend. That doesn’t mean there isn’t time for fun though 😂

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Big Lifts before Supertotal

We are in peak week for our supertotal comp this Saturday. Everyone who isn’t competing is making giant PB’s

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JP Squats 200kg

Andy gets back from his holiday in Canada, so we start shooting our training again. JP Hits the big 200kg Back Squat and we have not one but two people finally Clean and Press our 114kg log!

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War Of The Leaderboard

With most of the big comps out of the way for a while the team turns their attention onto our prestigious leader board. Who will come out on top?

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Dubbo Snatch Workshop

Have you ever wanted to attend a RAW Barbell Club snatch workshop? This one was FIRE!!!

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More Strongman & Our Dubbo Snatch Workshop

The team hits some heavy olympic lifts and Andy travels to Dubbo to visit some of our online team and teach an olympic weightlifting workshop at CrossFit Dubbo.

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DeadBall & Sandbag Races for Strongman Friday

The team perform some strongman carry medleys

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Jack’s Complex Grip Challenge

We have a new lifter trialing out, but Jack decides to make up the most complicated, Strongman Friday event ever..

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No HookGrip Max Out

What percentage of your full lifts can you hit without hook grip?

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Zerchers & Ladders

The train hard all week only to have to max out their Zercher Squats and then perform Heavy Snatch and Clean & Jerk Ladders at the end.

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Lots Of Presses and A Log Clean

The team is slowly peaking for weightlifting nationals, Bread does some heavy farmers walks, we do a bunch of presses and Andy finally cleans the big log.

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Weightlifters Do CrossFit Open Workout 20.1

Zofia, Jane and JP take on the CrossFit Open workout 20.1
Greg does a modified version with Strongman Movements

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Big Weights & Everybody Misses Lifts

Even though everyone is hitting bigs lifts, boy are they missing a bunch.. 😫😖

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Reverse Park Challenge | Could You Make this Park?

I Offered JP $100 if you could reverse park his car into a tiny little spot outside the gym. Could anyone get themselves into this spot??

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Two Weeks To Olympic Weightlifting Nationals

Jack, Adrian and Andy are getting ready for the Australian Weightlifting Nationals. Everyone is ramping up to help push some big lifts! A few members of our online team Dubbo come to visit.

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2019 Olympic Weightlifting National Championships

2019 Olympic Weightlifting National Championships

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This week Andy, Jack and Adrian Compete at the Australian Weightlifting Senior National Championships. The rest of the team hit so…

Jack Jerks 160kg – Training Diary

Jack finally breaks his 160kg jerk plateau meaning we’re ready to go big at the CrossFit Arete Supertotal competition on the 27th of July! Also we have a Party!!!

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C2 Rowing Erg Tips Video

C2 Rowing Erg Tips
With Coach Kurt Rich

In this series of videos Coach Kurt Rich, from Sydney Boys High School takes us through some Erg Rowing tips. We go through the anatomy of the rower, Ro…

Story Time with Carl Hensel | Sandbag TV

SandBag TV Outtake
Story Time

with Carl Hensel (The Master Of Muscle)

 The new year brings up reflection of not only the year that has just gone but also the many years we’ve had leading up …

Tyson Edwards : Move How You’re Meant To

In Ep 33 of the RAW Barbell Club Podcast I sit down with The Tyson Edwards, to talk about his successful youtube channel, weightlifting, his gymnastics training and breaking the world record for hi…

Olympic Weightlifting Gym Tour

Check out the Facility!

Thought I’d give you guys a little tour of the gym. We run a fully decked out Olympic Weightlifting Club, in Sydney. If you want to get strong, be fit, and be apart of a …

Making Contact | RAW Quick Tips

Making Contact in the Snatch & Clean

There is a lot of debate on-the-line and between coaches about when and how you make contact with the barbell in the snatch and clean. Not many however d…

Proper Pull Ups | RAW Quick Tips

Proper Pull Ups

Another often skimmed over exercise in the world of weightlifting I’m often very surprised at how difficult or impossible pull-ups are for athletes that can snatch and clean &amp…

Active Back in the Bench | RAW Quick Tips

Active Back in the Bench

In today’s episode of RAW Quick Tips, Rhe show us how to have an ‘active back in the bench’.

How much ya’ bench? Have you ever been asked that? As weightlifters bench…

Knees Out in Pulls | RAW Quick Tips

Knees Out in Pulls
Ever wondered why people yell out “knees out in pulls”?

If you watch an elite lifter in slow motion, you’ll soon be impressed by the mastery they display over the barbell. Wh…

Wider Grip Front Rack | RAW Quick Tips

Wider Grip Front Rack
For the beginner learning weightlifting movements, front rack can be difficult. It is an often weird a and unnatural position that seems at odd with how we would normally pos…

Scaling the Hollow Rock | RAW Quick Tips

Scaling the Hollow Rock
Hollow Rocks and Holds are a great way to easily build strength and stability in the midline. If you can brace the spine in a meaningful way, under the immense loads of you…

Choosing Attempts | RAW Quick Tips

Choosing Attempts

Choosing attempts is a tricky one that we get asked about a lot. There is an art to getting yourself up to working sets without misses, and still feel good enough to complete y…

Squatting For Weightlifting | RAW Quick Tips

Squatting For Weightlifting

In this episode of RAW Quick Tips, Rhe goes through squatting for weightlifting, with you dropping your body between you legs, rather than sitting back. It is the mos…

Box Squats for Weightlifting | RAW Quick Tips

Box Squats for Weightlifting

I really like Box squats for weightlifting. It helps with flexibility a lot better than stretching, builds up the often dormant hip muscles and is a great way to tea…

Faster Elbows in the clean

Faster Elbows in the Clean

A lot of people stuff up the timing when trying to both get under the bar and pull the bar up.  They need faster elbows in the clean.

Once the clean is broken from …

Keeping Your Arms Straight | RAW Quick Tips

Keeping Your Arms Straight
Keeping your arms straight and relaxed in you pulls can be hugely beneficial in the efficiency of your Olympic lifts. This isn’t true in all cases but for Coral it does …

Sandbag TV Ep. #3 | The Museum Of Iron

SandBag TV Ep. #3
The Museum Of  Iron

with Carl Hensel (The Master Of Muscle)

If you think it’s weird that Sandbag TV Ep. #3 is coming out before episode #2, that makes sense. It is strange,…

3 Position Jerk Drill | RAW Quick Tips

3 Position Jerk Drill

Some lifters have trouble with how they percieve they move when performing the classical lifts. The jerk catch in particular. Of course individual limb lengths, asymmet…

Dipping Forward in your Jerks | RAW Quick Tips

Dipping Forward In Your Jerks
Are you dipping forwards in your jerks? You may be trying to step through way too early.. Stepping through is a great cue when used and executed correctly. So is push…

Dropping Your Elbows in the Jerk | RAW Quick Tips

Dropping Your Elbows in the Jerk
Dropping your elbows in the jerk is a bad habit that will halt your progress. Try adding a simple dip or two before your Olympic Jerk to re-pattern the movement. A…

Don’t Rock Onto Your Heels | RAW Quick Tips

Don’t Rock Onto Your Heels
We see a lot of you lifters with a CrossFit background rock onto your heels as you pass the knees in your pull. Moving your body mass anywhere but upwards in the Olympic…

Not Jumping Enough | RAW Quick Tips

Not Jumping Enough
Have you ever been told that you don’t move your feet enough in the snatch or clean? That you are not jumping enough? Jane has…

We’ve been working on Jane being able to use…

Pull Back NOT Up in High Pulls

Pull Back NOT Up in High Pulls
At RAW Barbell Club we coach lifters to pull back not up in High Pulls.

A lot of athletes and coaches struggle to see the transfer between pulls and high pulls to…

Struggle Hitting Snatch Depth? | RAW Quick Tips

Struggle Hitting Snatch Depth?
Do you struggle hitting snatch depth? Often that struggle is a fear avoidance strategy. The truth is you need to own that bottom position. You do that by getting com…

First Olympic Weightlifting Competition Advice

Your First Olympic Weightlifting Competition
A few weeks ago we had a chance to chat with some of the top NSW Olympic Weightlifters and coaches to ask them what there advice would be for the the w…

Jumping Forwards: Snatch | Weightlifting

Jumping Forwards
Jumping Forwards: Snatch | Weightlifting
Jumping Forwards: Snatch | Weightlifting – Pretty much everyone in the world of weightlifting can agree that jumping forward in the snatc…

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