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British Equipped Jan 19 write up

Think it is about time I did my post comp write up from last weeks Equipped British.  The main thing for me was to make my weight class and regain the Masters British Title.

So here it goes.

Squats went 280Kg 295 then onto 305, a slight mis groove towards the top of the lift threw me off balance and it started to fall backwards.

Bench and here the roller coaster started for me, opening on 205Kgs and missing it on both my first and second attempts did nothing but put pressure on me for the third, make it or bomb out. We changed the shirt on this attempt, same size just a different shirt and it ended up with a 2 to 1 passed lift, wow thankfully it went that way and left me still in the competition

Deadlifts and using a new suit for the first time seemed like a good idea at the time, however I did struggle into the suit and managed to struggle to get to the bar, I managed 240Kg opener and then jumped to 250 and despite trying to pull it when I was all out off position just ended up with the bar being left on the floor. I did come out for the third attempt on the 250it seemed a much better lift but unfortunately, I dropped the bar at the top just as I had the down signal.

The final outcome was 740Kgs total at 73.9Kg bodyweight with 4 lifts out of 9

I had a game plan for the comp and whilst it did not go to Plan, I am not too disappointed as I know I can do much better and, on another day, hopefully that will come out, the whole build up towards the comp had been up and down with some underlined issues that I feel need to be addressed and will be before the next comp.  I do think that things do constantly need to be looked at as it is so easy to become complacent and not fully concentrate on training. And one thing for sure is I need to be fully fit to go into the rest of the year’s events.

So, from here on in it is going to be Plan A, and if you know you know

British Equipped Championships 2019

Anyone out there who cant make the event there is a live stream for the weekends lifting. There is Full power and Bench only over the 2 days, Myself I am on the Saturday think it is afternoon time, here is the link

New year and a look back

So here we are at the start of another new year, I am a bit late updating the blog about my rundown from the year that has just gone. Fair to say it was an eventful year, whilst not going to Mongolia to defend my World title was a decision that was made quite early in the year. Then there was the Double European Titles, the full Power and the Bench only. Not too bad considering I was not on form with my benching during the last part of the year. Whilst not being able to do the British at the start of the year due to my son breaking his arm. Well these things happen I suppose however, it was good that he made a speedy recovery. I did do a Classic comp not too long after that and lifted at the 83’s and set some M1 classic records on the day. Then the Europeans I just scrapped in a squat on my last and that was enough to keep me ahead of the rivals. The Bench in October was a roller coaster also and whilst being down on the discipline it was about being there for the win, we played the numbers game and it give me my second European title of the year.
I do think though the high light would have been being inducted into the EPF Hall of Fame, for me that was something that I never thought would have ever happened to me
So, what is the plan for the year ahead, well firstly I have the British Equipped In a few short weeks and there I hope to do something reasonable to secure selection for the forthcoming Internationals. So far it is only looking like sticking to the Full Power for this year, Whilst the Bench in Japan does sound appealing, it will be next time, I think.