Jordan Helyer needs no introduction as he is one of our talented coaches here at ION and a competitive powerlifter that competes under GPC in the 100kg weight class. His best total is 775kg in competition, with a 300kg Squat, 157.5kg Bench Press and a 317.5kg Deadlift. He’s been coaching tennis and S&C for 11 years and powerlifting specifically for 5 years.
In this video, Robin sits down with Jordan to chat about his background as a professional tennis player and his transition into competitive powerlifting, his approach to programmeming and success tips for people looking to get into powerlifting.
Here’s a sneak peek of what Robin and Jordan are chatting about in this special video:
00:55 – Introducing Jordan
01:22 – Jordan’s current daily routine
02:55 – Jordan’s background and his story on how he discovered powerlifting (sporting achievements and talents, and how he moved into the world of powerlifting
06:25 – His transition from professional tennis player to coach
08:55 – His discovery of powerlifting, and gradual transition towards becoming a powerlifter
13:08 – Jordan’s coaching philosophy and beliefs
15:37 – Why consistency and patience play a big role in becoming a successful powerlifter
21:41 – Big influences in Jordan’s career in the world of powerlifting, who he looks up to for inspiration in the field
25:25 – Goals and aspirations for the upcoming events in the next few months
28:27 – Jordan shares his business goals as a coach, where he sees his business going in the nearest future
31:22 – Jordan’s advice and tips for regular gym goers thinking of trying out powerlifting