Damo Legder | Senior Coach Educator

Damo is a KBT Coach Educator

Experience: Senior Coach Educator

Background & Philosophy



"Damien is a former strongman competitor who now specializes in weightlifting. During his strongman career he had successes in both the Irish and British finals and set two Irish records, one of which is still unbeaten today.  He moved to weightlifting having initially incorporated it as part of training for strongman competitions and now owns Next Generation Weightlifting Club in Northern Ireland.  Alongside his role as a Strength and Conditioning coach, Damien has a strong focus on developing youth lifters. He is a frequent visitor to Finland where he continues to learn and train with Olympic coaches and competitors.  He is committed to the development of weightlifting at all levels and is the National Development Coach for Ulster.

Damien’s philosophy is to train hard to make competition easy and never leave your big lifts in the gym. With his continued work professional MMA fighters, he knows the importance of preparation in training for optimum results in competition."  



  • KBTEducation strength & conditioning level 1  

  • British weightlifting level 1 assistant club coach

  • British weightlifting licensed coach

  • Weightlifting Ireland level 1 assistant coach

  • Weightlifting Ireland level 1 licensed coach

Role within KBT

  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Powerlifting
  • Weightlifting