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Club sessions at FSI no more!

Hi Everyone, I’m afraid the club at FSI, will run no more, with immediate effect (May the 2nd 2018).   Should you like more information, do get in touch. Should you like any coaching or personal training, head on to www.VikaFitness.com You can follow my own progress, tips and more via https://instagram.com/vika_fitness_coaching  That’s it, folks.

Stretching is no less important than training itself….

Stretching is no less important than training itself….

Chronic stretching aims to decrease injury and increase performance by increasing the compliance of the muscle and therefore reducing the energy needed to move the limb. Human movement is dependent on the amount of range of motion (ROM) available in synovial joints. In general, ROM may be limited by 2 anatomical entities: joints and muscles. … Continued

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August 2016 Training plan

August 2016 Training plan

Dear darling lifters,   I know you’re are going to continue ‪lifting‬ in my absence, and you WILL focus not just on lifting but on technical aspects of ‪‎snatch‬ and ‪clean and jerk‬; so keep repeating toyourselves, everything I tell you during coaching. The plan is pretty easy to understand and explanations are there, on … Continued

Weightlifting and gym etiquette

Weightlifting and gym etiquette

Dear All,   If you are reading this, it is probably because you LOVE training, whether its Olympic weightlifting, bodybuilding or weight training. Since most gym around the planet split into designated training areas, it is a good practice to respect the gym and everyone else in it.  I have never come across any Olympic … Continued

Training Plan for 8 weeks – day 2 of 3

Training Plan for 8 weeks – day 2 of 3

8-week Strength Building Plan and Images (Day 2 of 3)   My dear lifters,   As promised, here is the Day 2 training plan for the next 8 weeks. I also prepared images that show what each exercise looks like, start to finish. The RPE (Rate of Perceived Exersion) is a 0 (easy) -10 (very … Continued

What weightlifting items to buy for training

What weightlifting items to buy for training

If you came to the club once, you WILL be back!   Here is the list of items you will need to have in your bag for ALL of our sessions; these will aid your Olympic weightlifting: weightlifting shoes knee wraps / or neoprene knee sleeves lifting straps weightlifting belt wrist support, if you have … Continued

No training on Bank Holiday!

Dear Lifters,   Please note that training will not take place on the 2nd of May 2016. See you all on Wednesday the 4th of May!   Have a great weekend!   Yours in squats, Vika

Weightlifting For Girls: North East Club Fighting ‘Massive Misconceptions’

Weightlifting For Girls: North East Club Fighting ‘Massive Misconceptions’

Vika De Giorgi runs Newcastle’s only Olympic weightlifting club and is pushing hard to encourage women and girls to take up the sport. The mother of three is from Azerbaijan where the sport is extremely popular and set up Raise the Bar Olympic Weightlifting Club in Newcastle in 2009. Click here to read more about … Continued