Monthly Archives: April 2012

Almost there

Hi guys, here is the breakdown of this week’s Training has gone. Monday was heavy Bench and the top working sets were 195kgs for a few sets of 2, this time I was using a comp size shirt and all paused. Wednesday was deadlifts and it was the first time with a suit on, finding it a bit different from the previous raw training I did 235kgs for a few doubles.  These I would have liked to been a bit easier and a lot fast.  Friday was squats and these were done in a lose suit with wraps, the working weights were 287.5kgs, again these were for doubles.

On the whole I am pleased with this week’s sessions there are a few bits that I felt could have been better but I think things in general are going the right way, for myself I am now having to train out of the comfort zone and stat to hit a few P.B’s in training. I have 1 more weeks training left till the Europeans and I think it is all down to the day then. What with being in the lowest ranking on paper for some time. The class is so close and a few Kg’s could make a world of difference I would like to think that I will jump up on the day and lift to my ability. I am not going to say about predictions or anything like that as I feel that it is all down to the day and strange things happen. Next week I am going to try my best to get the top sets filmed and posted up at the end of the week with my weekly write up.

If any of you have any comments them please feel free to respond to any of the posts that I have done

National Squad session

Last weekend i attended a National Squad session for the forthcoming Europeans, My plan was to do some heavy squats there. After a few warm ups i started on my heavy sets, i did 265kgs for 3 sets of 2 in knee wraps and half a suit. The squad seemed to be going well and most of the guys and girls seem  well on form for the Europeans. We do have some video footage of the session and i will get the link out as soon as it has been edited. With only a few weeks left til the Euros i am going to get some of the heavy work filmed from now on in and will upload it to my you tube account. It is now back into the gym and back to normal from here and the weights are going to start to jump up after all we have only a few weeks of hard training left till the Comp.

Here is the video from the Squad session



Training Update and Squad Training

It has been awhile, all things are now going full steam ahead for the Europeans. Tickets booked hotels and transfers sorted. The new training plan is going to plan and tomorrow I am going to be at the National Squad Training in Birmingham. It is mainly going to be a squat session with speed work on the other lifts I am still quite low with the weights but they will be jumping up in the next few weeks. This week’s lifts were Bench 180Kgs for 3 sets of 2 and with the Deadlifts it is 217.5kgs, for the same reps. I am looking forward to the squad session and seeing the guys and girls. I am going to get a few videos from my lifting and should have them sorted this weekend I am also going to start to wear some form of kit not the comp stuff more just training kit for the last few weeks of the build up.

Fools day Bench Press and Europeans

Here is a bit of an update from the weekends Fund Raiser in the Pub. Wow what a great day we had 14 guys lifting in the end and I think most of them enjoyed themselves. The raffle went well and what with the bits donated form that and the Rugby shirts to auction off we managed to raise the funds needed to help towards the cost of me going to the Europeans in May. Thanks to strength shop and maxiraw for their donations. Thanks you to all the guys who turned up and helped out also a big Thank you to Kurt who was my main raffle ticket man you did a great job. Also a Big Thank You to Paul and Chris from the Globe Inn.

So next stop now is the Europeans in May and the rest of the build up for the comp is going to be hard but hopefully worth it. Things have gone well so far and hopefully they will continue. I am going to get some clips over the next few weeks also so we get to see just how things are looking. So tonight is Squats and I think it is time to use wraps and half a suit. I am not too sure the weights as of yet but they are all set out ready.