I have been in the industry for over seven years, gaining thousands of hours of in person and online coaching experience. I founded EST to deliver the high professional standards that made me successful in my personal training career into powerlifting coaching.
Having worked with lifters of all abilities, from first time competitors to international standard lifters, I believe in a communicative, lifter focused coaching experience tailored to suit the individuals needs and manage their constraints.
Coaching should be a bespoke, individualised process and I believe those values shine through in the service we provide at EST Barbell.
I have nothing but good words to say about Owen and EST. I came to EST off the back off a recommendation from a training partner who had also recently started with Owen. It was clear to me from the very beginning how much Owen cared about his clients and the level of service I have received since joining has been incredible. The approach to training has been dynamic and has helped me not only overcome a year-long injury but progress more in the space of a few months than I have over the last two years. I have found myself personally invested in the success of EST and cannot wait to see how far they can raise the standard of British Powerlifting coaching going forward.
When I started with Owen, I had a back injury that meant I wasn’t able to lift to competition standard without pain. Over the space of 5 months we have completely rebuilt my lifts beyond pre-injury strength and taken the 57kg Junior full power and Open bench champion titles alongside regional, English and British records of squat, bench and total. With Owen’s exceptional tailored programming and support I have grown significantly as an athlete, having new levels of confidence that I noticeably bring to training and to the platform. I would recommend Owen and EST to anyone wanting to take their lifting to the next level and I am very excited to see what more we can do together.
In the time I’ve been coached by Owen, I’ve made huge strides and have significantly improved in all areas of powerlifting, strength, technique, recovery and even managing externals in order to get the best out of each and every training session. Owen's approach to programming has worked amazingly, I consistently get stronger whilst being able to manage training load around my normal life. When competing Owen shows how much he cares and competition days with him could have not gone any better. Continuing to work with Owen I know as a team we will continue to improve and chase down the goals we set! I’d highly recommend him!
I’ve been coached by Owen for nearly 2 and a half years now. The progress I’ve made as an athlete but also as a person has been enormous and I owe a lot of that to Owen. In my time with Owen I haven’t had a single problem that he couldn’t help with. Whether it was a tool he already had in his belt or if it required further research, he’d do what he needed to keep me safe, motivated and progressing. During my time with Owen he’s helped me become a national bench press champion and go onto win the commonwealth bench press championships too, as well as breaking the English bench record. With Owen on my side I’m sure we’ll go on to chase down more records and get me on many more podiums.
In the time I’ve been coached by Owen I have made huge advancements in not only in my powerlifting strength and technique, but my overall confidence within the gym. Owen is incredibly supportive with my training and writes optimal programming to address my individual goals and weaknesses whilst explaining to me the reasonings behind it so that my knowledge of the sport is growing too. Owen supported me through a not so ideal prep for Junior Nationals resulting in a perfect competition day, with me going 9/9 and making a PR on every lift. I thoroughly recommend EST to anyone looking to make huge advancements in every aspect of training and I can’t wait to see what the next 6 months bring leading into unichamps 2022.