Paul Smith

(Strongman and powerlifting lead coach. Senior Weightlifting coach)

Paul is a Hallam barbell coach and co-founder of the powerlifting and strongman scheme at Hallam University originally titled “Strong Saturdays”. Paul is a Human Biology graduate from Hallam and set up the Strongman scheme whilst in his final year. Paul has a mixed background in sports, he currently competes in Strongman and won a national title in 2016.  He has sporadically competed in weightlifting but his main competition experience in the sport is as a coach and a great competition coach he is.

The Strongman scheme that Paul set up has a strong community feel as there is a significant aspect of it aimed towards helping people in their recovery from addiction. As much as he enjoys coaching people to high levels in competition he finds the task of getting inactive people back into exercise and therefore into a healthier lifestyle extremely rewarding.