Alex Hayes Powerlifting Coach
I am the Powerlifting Coach at Lift Performance Centre. I have been involved in the sport for many years, as a competitor and a coach within Powerlifting Australia. I am currently undertaking my Bachelors degree in Exercise Science, am a Powerlifting Australia Accredited Level One Coach and a Personal Trainer.
As a coach I specialise in technique for the competition lifts, programming for off-season and competition phases, peaking the lifter for a competition, weight-cutting techniques and meet-day platform coaching. I have coached many athletes to the platform in local and national level competition, as well as platform coached the Australian Team in international competition.
As a competitor, I have competed as a 74kg and 83kg lifter in many competitions. I have been lucky enough to compete at an international level for Australia, taking home a bronze medal in the squat and a gold medal in the deadlift in my division. My best lifts at under 74kg are a 210kg Squat, a 122.5kg Bench Press and a 255kg Deadlift. As an under 83kg lifter my best lifts are a 225kg Squat, a 127.5kg Bench Press and a 265kg Deadlift.