ONLINE POWERLIFTING COACHING BY OWNER JASON CLARKE
Jason (left) coaching one of the athletes he works with at a powerlifting competition.
Powerlifting coaching at North Shore Barbell is headed up by Jason Clarke. Jason is tremendously dedicated to perfecting his craft and is widely regarded as one of New Zealand's top powerlifting coaches.
Bachelor of Sport and Recreation – Sport and Exercise Science.
Master of Sport and Exercise - Currently studying.
NZIHF personal trainer.
Auckland Powerlifting Association/New Zealand Powerlifting Federation club level referee.
FITNESS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
I have worked in the fitness industry since 2012. I started as a gym instructor then progressed towards owning a successful personal training business and have continued to do so since 2014. Additionally, I have extensive experience working as a trainer in rugby league from club to national level – the pinnacle of this being the trainer for the NZ under 16’s team in 2017.
I have been coaching powerlifting online since 2017 and full-time since 2020. I have coached multiple national champions and world-level competitors. I have coached at the international level in 2018 as an assistant coach at the IPF world championships and more recently was the head coach of the NZPF commonwealth team in 2022.
I am also an active competitor in the sport of powerlifting and have done so since 2014. I currently compete in the 93kg division and have previously done so in the 83kg division. My best competition lifts are a 222.5kg squat, 155kg bench press, and a 290kg deadlift. The placing I am most proud of is 3rd place at NZPF National Championships in 2015.
Personally, I like to take a flexible approach to coaching and programming, I rely heavily on feedback from my clients and utilise the subjective and objective information provided from them to determine the direction of the programme. I like to think I have an evidence-based approach in which I utilise evidence both peer-reviewed and anecdotal. I also pride myself on being providing my athletes with extensive feedback and information when needed.
4-week training block: $105
Week-to-week coaching: $160 per month