Lester Ho started the Training Geek to share his interest regarding the scientific concepts and mechanisms in training. His interest predominantly revolves around the sport of weightlifting where he is currently finishing up his PhD in Biomechanics on the snatch. Because of his research, he has not only picked up the sport and fallen in love with it, but it has also been the driving force behind the people he trains as a personal trainer and coach.
In 2010, however, a new opportunity came along. Lester was introduced to the sport of weightlifting as part of his Honours research project. He would then begin his weightlifting career with Phoenix Weightlifting Club where he competed and grew his love for weightlifting. With that, he started to use his knowledge of motor control and skill acquisition and looking to share his knowledge through the Training Geek. Since then, he began to develop his skills as a weightlifting coach and subsequently wrote workshops for coaches and trainers to better understand the intricacies of the weightlifting movement. While being expanding his passion for weightlifting, a new venture for Lester has begun – the founding of The Training Geek.
The Training Geeks’s new mission and philosophy is “Bringing Weightlifting to All”. The sport of weightlifting, contrary to belief, is actually accessible to everyone regardless of age, gender or fitness level. Weightlifting movements such as the snatch and the clean and jerk involve mobility, flexibility, strength, power, speed, coordination, good movement patterns and mental strength. These are also the components which everyone needs for the performance of their daily activities. Come join me and take a path of self-discovery and building these components of weightlifting up as I share with you the tips and tricks that I know of the weightlifting movements and whatever I learn along the way. Don’t worry about what you have to bring to the table. We’ll get there together.
Strength and Conditioning
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise (Honours)
PhD in Biomechanics (in progress)
AWF Club Level/Level 1 Coach
Pendlay Level 1 and 2 certified
Functional Movement Screen Specialist
ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditoning Coach