Lya Bavoil’s Success Story
Told By Jason Tremblay
They know what they are talking about, & it’s a real pleasure to work with them.
Ben Esgro and Jason Tremblay are very talented coaches with expertise in powerlifting. They know what they are talking about, and it’s a real pleasure to work with them. Plus, Ben is qualified for nutrition and supplements. He has the capacity to push an athlete beyond their preconceived limits and bring the best out of them. Jason helps to calm me down and improve my confidence when I need reassurance. He is very well organized and always available for his athletes. He really cares about the success of his athletes and always finds the words to secure you and push you!
Lya BavoilFirst Powerlifting Meet: 10.10.2015 Started with TSG: 2021
The Full Story
Lya Bavoil Becomes a TSG Athlete
Lya began her training with TSG shortly after her record-setting performance at the 2021 IPF World Championship. Citing a desire to try something new, take risks, and push herself beyond her comfort zone, Lya started working with Ben Esgro and Jason Tremblay after many successful competitions with her previous coach, Panagiotis Taranidis.
The 2022 French National Championships
After the European Championships, Lya’s coaches, Ben Esgro and Jason Tremblay transitioned her program fully to TSG’s training system. The main differences of this transition to TSG’s training approach were removing all top sets from her programming and increasing training volume. Ben and Jason prescribed new peaks in training volume instead of relying on very high training intensities to elicit progress. Within a few weeks of the transition to TSG’s training approach, Lya was lifting more tonnage per week than she ever had before, and within a few more weeks, Lya was showing performance gains with the new training approach. Lya took the platform at Nationals without touching loads higher than 90% on Squat and Deadlift and 95% on Bench throughout her entire preparation. She lifted 210.5 kg on Squat, 115 kg on Bench Press, and 225 kg on Deadlift, with strength in reserve on each attempt. More importantly, Lya’s trust in our training process has grown, and we are looking forward to our next competition together at the 2022 IPF World Championships in June. Thank you to Lya’s mental skills coach, Brittney Russell, and Lya’s previous coach, whom we highly regard, Panagiotis Tarinidis, for handling Lya and calling her numbers at this competition.
The 2020 European Championship
Our first major competition together was the 2020 European Championship, where Lya aspired to set the world records in the newly formed 69 kg weight class. We spent the first two months together as a team establishing the coach-athlete relationship. Intending to retain her status as Europe’s Best Lifter, we quickly had to figure out a minimum effective dosage for Lya to improve her strength. After a short preparation period, Lya and Ben Esgro traveled to Vasteras, Sweden, for the European Championship. Although the competition started shakily when her first squat was called a no-lift for depth, Lya performed well throughout the rest of the meet. She finished squats with a new 69 kg world record of 205.5 kg and then tied her personal best on the bench press at 112.5 kg. Lya finished the competition 8/9 by making a 230 kg deadlift, which helped secure the 69 kg world record total and the Female Best Lifter award. Our journey together with Lya is just beginning. Please stay tuned for what’s to come. #BlueTakeover