Category Archives: January 2022

British review

So, it has been just over a week now since the British was and I have had time to look back on the whole day and what should or could have been.

Weight now this had been great in the build up and in the last few days I do not know what happened it jumped up a fair bit that expected and I felt that it was going to be touch and go, being wrapped up and in the last 12 hours I dropped close to a Kg and a half and that was definitely not the plan. So on the day I weighed in at bang on 74Kgs so that was one thing off my mind.

Onto the comp, squats felt good and I opted in the end to just take the one lift to give me time to get ready for the bench. Now since the whole lockdown thing has come and gone and I feel that my bench went with it. It has been the hardest part of coming back to competing. The plan was to get close to a 200Kg bench and after my opener on 190Kgs I felt confident that this was possibility. However, my second did not go to plan and some foot movement just threw me off and I missed it, the third was slightly different and still ended up in a miss. Deadlifts did not feel as good as they have done and for me the biggest challenge was to make sure I was able to hold onto the bar, this ongoing issue with dermatitis on my palms has become a pain in the ass and has made holding on harder then normal. Suppose not being able to deadlift for a few weeks prior to the comp was not the best idea. So opener went well 225Kg I then jumped to 245Kgs and my whole set up was wrong and when I went to pull it was just not going anywhere.

So, the conclusion apart from making weight it was a below par days lifting and not what I wanted.

Looking forward now it will be Lithuania in march for the European Classic Championships and this will be my first classic international and will take me out of my comfort zone. I did go back into training a few days after the comp and now I have things I want to add and change about my build up towards the comp and hope that things go better there. Fingers crossed

Christmas and Training

Here we are a few weeks away from Christmas and may I wish you and your family’s a lovely Christmas. 

Training has been on point for the last o many weeks and all focused towards the British champs in January. Normally I would do some form of deload before I do my final build up on kit. This time I ends up doing a weeks holiday instead, to relax a bit. Mind you I did end up finding a nice gym to have a session at. So what’s next well it is back home to cold wet Swansea and once all my tests are clear it will be kit on and get focused towards the British. Whilst this year is not finished yet I have started to plan the year ahead. I am sort of hoping to make up for this years madness and get some internationals under my belt. So with each championship It is one step closer to the end goal.  Leaving this year behind I think I have made a stamp on being an M2 lifter, and that’s just the start. Let’s hope for bigger and better things to come.