Before starting with CityGym Coaching I was dealing with a lot of injuries, the main injury was my knees and before starting with Stephen I couldn’t squat the bar I was dealing with so much extreme pain so first off we focused on rehabbing them back to 100% and it worked better than I could have ever imagined, he has also help rehab my shoulder injury and is doing wonders to my Squat, Bench & Deadlift.
Starting off my maxes in comp were a 185kg squat and a 125kg bench and I had never deadlifted in comp. We prepped for the CityGym open (my first IPF comp) for 8 or so weeks and totalled 550kg with a 197.5kg Squat, a 130kg Bench and a 222.5kg Deadlift in the 74kg division.
During prep and at the comp he helped keep me calm and focused because I was bricking it in training and my nerves were through the roof, coach has also added to my total since then by adding on another 12.5kg onto my squat and close to 20kg onto my bench since the October Open in CityGym.
I also live quite far away from Limerick up in Rathnew so having to get my program online and knowing I have a reliable coach sending it on time and replying to questions about anything is a major relief, he will also be completely honest and tell you what you need to do to get the result, I couldn’t recommend CityGym Coaching and Stephen enough.