Phase 1 for Euros is now done

Time for me to update my blog with what has gone on in the first  phase off training. Squats and deadlifts have gone to plan the most was without kit. Unfortunately I have picked up a little boggle on the front deltoid and i working around that right now to make sure I am fit and healthy for the second phase on this build up.

In the second phase I am going to introduce some training kit as the weights get a bit heavier.
With regards to supplements I am still going to carry on with the anabolic whey and anabolic transporter from Nrg Fuel. Both are just a small part off their fantastic range and as always I thank them for the sponsorship I have had and it is great to be part off #teamnrgfuel
On another note a good mate off mine dropped me a new tshirt off. Any off you guys after specialist gym kit you should check them out Spartan fitness equipment. It was his logo #preparetowin on the back off some off the tops. Fair to say it is a good logo to have and sticks in my mind.
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Over the last few days my trip to the Europeans has been finalised and the nominations are in and now with the flights and hotel booked it is reality. Let’s hope for a successful defence off my EPF Masters European Title.
On another note I am still trying to raid some funds to help with the cost off getting to the IPF Worlds and defend my title there in September, anyone wanting to help out can do so through my go find me account the link is http://www.gofundme.com/PhilRichard

GBPF British championships

Well it is better late than never, here is the update from the British champs a few weeks ago.
Having made weight ok and I did think at some point that was going to be a lot harder than it actually was. Despite being a fair bit heavier in training than I normally would be that part was done and I think it was a mistake on my behalf and something I won’t be doing again.
With regards to the lifting I made my opener off 285Kgs and missed out on 295Kgs twice, first was hitting the racks on the way down second was on depth. Think it is time I found my old squat again.
Bench was a lot better with an opener off 200Kgs I then finished with a British Open and Masters record off 216Kgs upping my own record by 1kg
Deadlift went well and with 3 successful pulls I finished with 255Kgs the overall result was a 756Kg total and a start for the year ahead competitions and now the foundation for the year ahead training plan. Here is the video from the days lifting

With the Europeans now 12 Weeks ahead I now need to adjust and focus on the next one and that is defending the European Masters Title I currently hold. I would like to say how grateful I am for the help I have received so far.
If anyone would like to help with my quest to get to the World Championships later in the year in Denver USA, there have been some donations and I am grateful for any however big or small after all every bit helps. The link is

www.gofundme.com/PhilRichard?fb_action_ids=10155359688000462&fb_action_types=og.shares

The Final week Training GBPF Brits 2015

Well here we are guys the end of the build for this year’s British Championships. Things have gone as planned out in the gym; however the result at the GBPF British will be the proof off how well things have gone. In the last few weeks I have trained at my Gym and when I have been in Glasgow I have been training at Extreme Gym in the Center of town. It is a great place to train, the gym owner Pavel is a good guy and has put some thought into how a gym should be. Lots of Kit and weight, and a power cage where the hard-core lifting can go ahead. Fair to say if any off you are up that way it is well worth checking out for a session.

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I have done a video from the last weeks training and in the last week I built up to a 292.5Kg Squat for a double, it felt ok but it was the first time in this build up I used a full lifting suit.
For the Bench I worked up to a PB Double in my comp shirt of 207.5Kgs. The deadlift was the same a suit was put on and up for the first time and there was a school boy error on the last session, feeling strong I decide to have ago at a double on 247.5Kgs but one the second rep the bar was out in front of me and on the second rep it meant I was way out of line, on the plus side my grip did not give out like it has done so many times before so I am pleased with that part off the attempt..

So with this year’s British Being combined for the first time I am now not only going to try to defend my British Masters Title but go to regain the Open one also, All I can say to the guys there watch out the Master is going full guns blazing. Hopefully this win will be the first off the year and set me up for the rest of the year and put me onto my way to retain my World and European titles.
Can I say a big Thank You to the people who help sponsor me and support me, NRG Fuel has been great with their help with supplying my supplements. Thanks Guys
Then we have Titan Support systems who supply me with the Best Powerlifting Apparel in the World. Without people like this it would only make things harder to be the best around