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From Athlete to Coach

Our head coach, Andrew Anthony, started Olympic Weightlifting as a teenager in the early 1970's, quickly working his way up to being one of the top young lifters in South Africa. He achieved his Springbok (Protea) Colours in 19??. Andrew also competed in powerlifting later in life, from which he retired as a lifter in 19??. Once retired Andrew dedicated his time (for free) to coaching others in both weightlifting and powerlifting, as well as getting athletes strong and explosive for sports such as sprinting, rugby, boxing, shotput and rowing. In 2013 Andrew and Antoinette Kriel (a powerlifter) decided to turn their passion into a business and so The Bar Strength and Conditioning Gym started.

Achievements To Date

Andrew coached many weightlifters and powerlifters to national and international standard including:

Darryn Anthony: 2008 Olympic Games, Olympic Weightlifting

Jason van Rooyen: 2020 Olympic Games, Shoput

Kayle Blignaut: 2020 Olympic Games, Shotput

Benedict Bucarizza: 2014 Silver Medal, World Junior Powerlifting Champs

Antoinette Kriel: 2022 World M2 records in Squat, Deadlift and Total

Let’s Work Together

Unit 10, Linbro Fitness Park, 74 First Road, Linbro Park, Johannesburg

Tel: 071 149 9285

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