Monthly Archives: October 2013

European Arnold Classic 2013

Well the Arnold has been and gone and it was a great experience to be part of the event, with not having the best build up and mind set towards the event I am more than happy with the outcome. A few issues backstage with my new squat suit meant that I had to do a last minute change into a looser suit and use that for the squats. The result was a new World and European masters record of 311kgs, another school boy error on my opening bench led me to take it again and finish with a 212.5Kg lift. Moving onto the deadlift I pulled 252.5Kgs for a 2nd attempt and a European Masters total record, the final attempt was 262.5Kgs for an attempt at the world masters total record and on this day it was just a bit too much. The final lifts were 311/212.5/252.5 for a total of 775Kgs at a bodyweight of 73.75Kgs.
Here is the link to my lifts and the full video of my day.

Well what is next I am a bit undecided TBH but I do fancy a raw comp to set a few people strait, there seems to be some people out there who only think I am able to lift with kit and not without. My main reason for using kit is that I am fortunate to have had TITAN Support Systems who have supported me for a number of years and I am happy lifting with kit, However this does not mean I cannot lift without it. Maybe I will find a comp and do a few lifts to show just what I can do without

Life and lack of updates toward the Arnold Classic 2013

Sorry for the lack of updates of late but what with an unexpected move and the lack of internet it has been hard.
Right back to the business of Powerlifting………………. In a week’s time I will be competing at the ARNOLD classic in Europe. I think it is fair to say it has been a hard build up and things have def been adapted with the time scale and the disruption I have gone through. The last few sessions have been about where I would have liked to have been at this point in a build up, his weeks weights were 290 Squat,207.5 Bench and a 250 Deadlift. Body weight is going up and down but I am within what I would expect to be a week out from a comp. With a new squat suit on the way from TITAN and a few alterations I am confident it will be a great fit and look different. Anyway back to the ACE it is now said that there is some prize money at the event and that is good to hear and an incentive to pull ones fingers out and put it together on the platform. This is the first time that Powerlifting it going to be at the European Arnold and it is going to be a regular thing now and hopefully be bigger and better for the future events. I am hoping to get some videos from the comp and some pics for you all to check out. Next week I should have internet and after the event I can upload all the bits from the event so watch this space people.