Monthly Archives: March 2015

Getting Closer to the British

Here we are a month away from the British champs and my de load is over with for this cycle. It is now time to up the weights and start to focus towards comp day. Here is the list off the entrants for this years combined British

http://www.gbpf.org.uk/final-list-of-entrants-for-2015-junior-open-masters-championship/
Hopefully in the next few weeks we will get some videos sorted for the you tube page.
I am happy with the training so far and it is where I want to be at this moment in time.
There has been some conversations with my sponsors Nrg Fuel and Tony who is one off the guys who develops their supps. So under his advice I am back on the anabolic transporter. Anabolic whey and off course some zinc.

Zinc Is great talk about wild dreams and a better quality off sleep. My body weight is a bit higher than normal so I need to keep check on that from here on in.

Blog update

Here is just a bit off an update on how the last few weeks have gone since the last update.
Training has changed a bit and I have introduced some kit for this part off the build-up. For the squats there is knee wraps and a lose suit worn with straps down. On the bench I have an oversized shirt; there is nothing on the deadlift yet. The main change with the program will be lower sets and multiple reps. I have gone back to my basic template and adjusted the few things I have found worked well for me whilst I was doing the raw stuff.
The British will be soon here and I need to get all my lifts back firing on full cylinders. My bench training has changed a fair bit and it i starting to feel much better already. Some more shoulder work has been introduced and some band work to help with recovery. Also I have gone back to benching twice a week again. I feel this was one off the big changes I have tried and it is fair to say did not work at all. This year’s British will be different and what with the combined age groups lifting there should be some big classes and mine does seem to be growing. Apart from last year’s British champ is lifting, there are a few off the juniors who are very competitive at 74Kgs. Sunil from the West Mids and Duffy from YNE. Both guys are still young and are showing great promise for the future. So with some top class lifting expected I will have to make sure my lifting is also on top form in order to retain my Masters title and hopefully regain the Open class also.
Also there have been some donations on my Go Fund me Account. Let’s hope there are some more generous people out there who will help with my campaign to get to the IPF World Masters and retain my Title. For anyone wanting to help the link is http://www.gofundme.com/PhilRichard any donations are greatly appreciated

Discovery Games 2015

This weekend I was fortunate to be involved with the discovery games in Dundee. I was platform manager for the disability powerlifters. They had just over 20 lifters and all who lifted put a great performance in and it was emotional to see these guys and girls giving it they all. The people who organize these events are fantastic; Eileen Ramsey and her team have to depend on so many volunteers to help put things like this on. There were lots off sports going ahead at the same time and lots of sports people striving to be the best at their chosen sport. Well done to all who put the event on and helped out. From myself I felt proud to be part of something that was so special.
Thanks for having me there to help out it was defiantly my pleasure