Finally making it back into the gym and starting to get back into a routine.
So for now the focus will be going into my raw training for a while before I start my European build up. I have been looking at some different things to mix it up a bit. I have got a few ideas and have had a copy off the Blaine summers build up he did for the Arnold Classic this year. Well I figure a man who can do the biggest total in the IPF must have some good ideas.
There is a good video on YouTube where he talks about raw lifting and equipped. I have not really seen much off his videos but will check them out. In this one he talks about his transition to equipped.
Anyways for me it was about having some new idea and something to follow for now.After all I think if I don’t have something set out then I will become lazy with my training. And whilst things are going good right now I want to capitalise on that. Again his ideas are quite basic and that suits me and will be easy for me too follow.
Again i am going to be keeping an eye on my body weight as that definitely makes a big difference to me. So food prep here we come and I do thing when I do this I actually eat more as well as better. For me I do like picking at food and not always eating right. Kebeb’s and fast food are a easy way to snack and I don’t want to be doing that.
Wow well it has been ages since I updated the blog page, sort off fallen out of routine with it, Well things are now back to normal well as normal as it can be I suppose. So what’s happened well let’s see oh yes I WON the World masters Title and then I went all quiet.
So here it is at the Home nations last year I lifted in the Welsh Team and lifter at the 83s for a change as there was no real need to be in the 74s this time. With not having anything planned out It was just see on the day and as it happens the day went well. On the day it was 302Kg Squat 215Kg Bench and a 245Kg deadlift for a 762.5Kg Total, all lifts apart from the Deadlift were Masters 1 British Records and worked out a 10 times bodyweight total also. This was my part in helping the Welsh Team win the Event on home ground.
There was a small rest period after this then it was time to get back into training towards the British Equipped this year.
Despite not having the best build up towards the British it was surprisingly the best days lifting I have done for a long time. Making bodyweight was easy this time as there is one thing that had gone well and that was maintaining my bodyweight to try to keep close to my weight class.
On the day I was just under with some weight to spare and then it was all systems go. Whilst I was not happy with the build-up for this my main aim was to win and then make my international selection.
When I started to warm up for the days lifting it is fair to say I was feeling good on the day. Having 2 squats in I decided to put on the British Record off 312.5Kgs and as soon as I took the weight out it felt good, making a successful lift and feeling like I could actually squat again was a great start to the comp. Missing my 2nd bench and retaking the 212.5Kg was needed to give me a shot at the Total record I wanted so much. With an easy opener I jumped to 252.5Kg for a go at the total record. Making the lift and giving me a new total record off 777.5Kgs I decided to pass on a third lift. Both the squat and Total had stood for over 3 years by me and it was a long time coming but things are looking good for the year ahead. Finally things are on the up and my static total from the last few years has gone.
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So what is next then, well it has been some rest time before the training starts towards the European Masters later in the year. I have decided I won’t be going to compete before this comp and this will give me time to get some decent training in and I can work on the bits that I feel like I need to address ahead off the Euros.
Now that things are back to normal my blog will be updated a lot more often like normal and it will soon be back to all guns blazing. Well after all I have both European and World Titles to defend this year.