February 26, 2019

I would like to make it clear from the outset that I am writing this blog on nutrition from personal experience and opinion and NOT as a nutritionist since I am not one. So if you need expert advice or guidance, this is not for you. I do hope however that some of what...

November 23, 2018

In the past the coach-athlete relationship has been mainly viewed in terms of its ethical implications, focusing on the coach's role and responsibilities in the relationship. This is important and understandable as the coach is in a position of authority and great infl...

October 28, 2018

When we talk about training or getting stronger we normally think about what is happening at the level of our muscles and joints. Even when we talk about technique and movement, we still tend to focus on what our muscles and joints are doing. This is perfectly understa...

March 29, 2018

Powerlifting is truly a sport for all. Since you are able to compete against people of the same weight AND age category as yourself you are competing on a level playing field. Since powerlifting is becoming increasingly popular among Masters lifters (40+), we thought w...

March 9, 2018

Since early 2017 The Bar has been informally supporting the work of Lift4Life developing powerlifting in Zimbabwe by fundraising for and sponsoring 2 Zimbabwe lifters to lift at the Arnold Classic. They had to affiliate with the SAPF as at that stage there was no Power...

February 26, 2018

Background

As an athlete I know how important the mental aspects of training and performance are, but like most athletes I spend hardly any time contemplating it never mind practicing it. Most of the time my contemplation would reach the dizzy heights of sharing an insp...

February 22, 2018

Injury is something most athletes  face at some point in their sporting lives. For the serious athlete it can be quite a traumatic time. In this blog we share the experiences and thoughts of some of our own athletes on the subject with the aim of hopefully assisting in...

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