Alex

Alex

Bio

I’m Alex, a 3rd year student studying BSc (Hons) Strength & Conditioning at UCLAN in Preston. I enjoy bringing a research-based approach in to any sort of training. In the gym, I am all about strength and power.

My training currently consists of a periodised strength plan which will hopefully allow me to compete in 2018.

When I’m not training for strength, I incorporate a lot of Olympic Weightlifting in to my programming to optimise speed and power output.

Outside the gym, I quite enjoy gigs, weekends city breaks and above all…FIFA!

When training clients I put a large emphasis on posture and mobility. It is very important make sure they can perform movements safely and with good form before I programme their training. This ranges from myofascial release (foam rolling) to mobility drills for specific goals (squat depth, overhead mobility, etc.)

I enjoy any sort of strength training with clients and like to add strength\HIIT circuits into the end of a session where necessary.

In terms of fitness and training, I am inspired by the idea of a Strength: Bodyweight ratio. I like the fact that, regardless of size, you can be categorically judged on your strength. This, plus the specific programming and periodisation needed for strength training, gives me an enjoyable and rewarding project that is constantly in a state of improvement.

Qualifications

REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer

British Weightlifting Level 1

UK Anti Doping Advisor

Favourite workout

Heavy Squats/Deadlifts followed by Clean & Jerk

Classes

Olympic Weightlifting

Specialisms

Powerlifting

General Strength Training

Injury Prevention

Mobility and Movement Screening

Strength and Conditioning

Typical costs

£25-30

Competitions or Challenges

Currently training for a Powerlifting Competition in 2018