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Aaron Page

I have learned a lot about strength and how important it is to be doing the right sort of training for my sport also to stay healthy and positive about everything in life not just training

WHS: What made you contact WHS?
AP: I used to train in commercial gym week in week out not really training towards anything. I needed a challenge! I looked into various sports and different gyms around the area to see what they offered and I came across WHS and saw they offered strongman and thought yes I want to try that. Got in touch with Tom and started training.

WHS: What do you feel you have achieved at WHS?
AP: I have only been at WHS for 7 months now and in that time I have achieved a few things. The First is strength, my strength has increased massively in the few short months I have been there. Secondly I won my first strongman competition ‘Champs of the Future’. WHS helped me prepare physically and mentally for my competition and I won by ten points. Thirdly before I started at WHS I wasn’t very confident in myself but training with the people at WHS and in such a great atmosphere has made me a lot more confident.

WHS: What was your training like before WHS?
AP: It was standard and boring! I wasn’t really training for anything in particular all I did was look on different websites trying to find the next best training programme or lose fat get muscle programmes! It was the same thing week in week out no variation at all, it was totally pointless.

WHS: What’s your training like now?
AP: One word AWESOME! I love my training how it challenges me, pushes me beyond what I thought I was capable of. I also like the fact that at WHS they will find your weakness and help you work on it not just give you a standard programme for every person who walks through their door; each programme is unique and individual to that person. Also the variation of different exercise you are always learning new things and different techniques.

WHS: What is unique about the training we do?
AP: Everything! I have noticed that every programme is unique to every person, it is also explained to you if you have any questions and always has the science to back the training up, also that all the trainers at WHS strive to make their training better by always learning new things or going on courses to better their knowledge.

WHS helped me prepare physically and mentally for my competition and I won by ten points

WHS: What was your normal nutrition like before WHS?
AP: Not very good It was the same with the training I was looking online to find the best quickest fix I could

WHS: How have the consults helped you?
AP: They have helped me learn a lot about training and nutrition; it has helped me set goals I thought I would never be able to achieve also have helped me stay focused in my training

WHS: What have you learned?
AP: I have learned a lot about strength and how important it is to be doing the right sort of training for my sport also to stay healthy and positive about everything in life not just training.

WHS: What would you tell others about your experience at WHS?
AP: If you are willing to work train hard and put every ounce of blood sweat and tears into your training this is the best place for you! You will get the results you want if you put the hard work in and with some guidance you will get there a lot quicker.

WHS: What’s next for you?
AP: To carry on working hard in training and get to England’s or UK strongest man final with the help of WHS

Gains

  • Won 1st Strongman Competition
  • Stronger & more confident
  • Focus for Training

Sound good to you?

Great – let’s get going! We cater for people all over the country – why don’t you see how we can help you achieve goals like this?


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  • How to Improve Your Log Clean

    The log clean can be the deciding factor as to whether you get the lift up or not, a lot of the time you see people clean the log and think to yourself oh my god they are going to DIE!

    Over the years we have seen a vast array of log cleans, some good some not so good. In the early years of WSM they used a flick of the hips with a big bicep curl to get it to the chest nowadays it has become an art to perfect the log clean using minimal effortZ

    When watching other athletes for tips pick the guys who know what they are doing and have a respectable log, there is no point in taking advise from some on who looks like they have gone 10 rounds with Mike Tyson can’t stand up wobbling all over the show.

    I use two forms of clean when training client. One is a squat clean the other is a power clean, I know you will get a load of keyboard warriors going on that you can’t do a power clean on a log but it is what I refer to the movement as.

    I will break down each part of both cleans and explain what I do.

    Squat Clean

    I will always favour the squat clean over the power clean for a heavy log or 1RM attempt, the reason why is you be more energy efficient with a squat clean to get the log to the chest.

    To start I will tilt the handles forward on a log allowing me to be closer when I start my pick up, as I start to pick up I make sure I stand all the way up into a deadlift finish position you see far too many people scoop the log onto their lap before they stood up this puts the muscles under a lot of tension and not allowing them to fully lengthen before preforming the squat.

    SlaterWhen squatting down with the log I make sure I pull it in close to my body not allowing for too much movement, when I squat down I don’t like to spend too much time in the bottom position as I believe this can make the clean harder.

    When squatting down with the log you should think of your muscles like an elastic band as you squat down quick and power up it’s like when you stretch an elastic band and let it go its pings back quick!

    This will allow you to come up quicker, making sure you are still keeping the log tight and close to you pop up through your toes driving your heels down and pushing you elbows forward and up to the celling as much as you physically can and stabilizing the log on your chest.

    A few of us that are larger around the abdominal can pull the log on top of our belly as we squat down making life 10 times easier when we have the whole body behind the log.

    Think of the movement like this

    • Log deadlift
    • Log squat
    • Log squat clean

    Breaking them down like this will help you practise the movement in training and get you to think about each part more.

    Strive to perfect each one of these movements one by one until you can get the clean to flow as easy as Big Z does.

    Here is an example of the each movement put into a complex

    Power Clean

    The Power clean is a movement I will warm up with as it is also indirect hamstring and lower back work, power cleaning the log will benefit you in competitions where you have clean and press for reps…. when you get the feeling your dying after it because your body can’t understand why you would want to do more than 5 reps.

    This movement will take a little more time to perfect as it is not so easy to break down as the squat clean is, I will post a link at the end of this so you can see the video too.Hixxy

    The start position is the same with this as the squat clean so start with the handles tilted forward to keep the log close this time as you come up you want to move in one motion to the chest and to do the you need to get your hips forward and triple extend through your ankles, knees and hips.

    This will give you the momentum you need to roll the log up to your chest, with this movement it is something that you need to start light and perfect but once you have it can give you a few seconds on a head to head for reps

    Here is the link to the Power Clean & Push Press

    When the clean becomes as easy as a hot knife through butter it will automatically help improve you max, if you use less energy in the clean it means you have more energy to press its science…. Well maybe not exact science.

    Any questions feel free to email me at aaron@winninghealthsolutions.co.uk, make sure you follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

    Aaron

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