Meet Our Members | Nikolai Gourianov

Meet Our Members | Nikolai Gourianov

Meet the members of our great community.

Nikolai is a knowledgeable and worldly athlete, one who works diligently and thoughtfully about his goals and training. His fitness is a undeniable testament to this. Even though he boasts a weight-to-strength ratio that is likely the envy of many of his peers (his coach included), Nik is not one to boast. In fact, I can scarce think of a humbler athlete. He comes willing the learn and wanting to work, allowing not an iota of ego to interfere with his training. Class to class, I’m continually impressed by his commitment and work ethic.  —Coach Kris

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Centre of Mass

Centre of Mass

As we all recognize, achieving full extension is critical to an efficient Olympic lift; this is something all athletes should continuously work to improve technique in order to use their strength efficiently. Don’t waste the added strength that complete hip and knee extension provides. Be patient to complete the second pull and keep the bar in close; you’ll surprise yourself with just how much more upward momentum you add to the lift, and therefore, how much more space is created in order to get under and receive the bar.

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