Category Archives: November 2013

Raw lifting and foundation work

Right here goes on the blog bit. Things are going good on the training front hitting the raw training a bit hard at the moment; I have time now to get some good foundation work in. The master plan for the year ahead has changed a bit. I am now going to do the National bench press in the hope of qualifying for the world masters bench being held in England. There are no international power comps for a while and it gives me something different to focus on. I don’t consider myself as a bench specialist however it is a new challenge and I do like a challenge.
I have posted a video this week of my raw squats, the last few weeks I have been playing with the SBD knee sleeves, it is time I left my comfort zone and pushed things a bit harder. Since turning a master it has opened up whole new avenue of opportunities and challenges. I am now stronger that ever and feel I can still improve and do some bigger weights at every event I chose to turn up at.
Here is the video of the raw squats we used a different camera angle for the first set

On another note this weekend has seen some great lifting YNE champs has had a massive amount of lifters and also the west Mids. Both have had numerous records and YNE had Mr Cooper do some great classic lifting and back from injury not only lifting but breaking British classic records. WM saw the welsh girls going great guns and smashing PBs all over the place. I think it is fair to say GBPF lifting is going well and if these sort of numbers can carry over to national level then we can have some really good championships and full days lifting. All in all it is inspiring for people even myself. Big well done guys


Hi guy’s here is a bit of an update as to how things are going on in not so sunny Swansea. With everything going on and now the year almost over I am looking back on it and thinking it may not have been too bad a year for me. Not got some of the lifts I wanted but hey suppose even if I had done then I would have still wanted more
I am now going back to basics for a while and doing some serious ground work and hammering the raw stuff again. Some guys think just because you’re a equipped lifter you don’t do raw, Well this one does and I enjoy the raw stuff however my priority is equipped. After all with Titan backing me with the best kit on the market I can’t go wrong. I enjoy the raw stuff and the guys who do it I have the greatest respect for however, we are all different. Saying that who knows there might be something lined up at some point to put a few rumour’s to bed about my raw strength.
With a few of the dates for next year changing I am yet to really start a build up for any major events, has left me time to get the adjustment’s with myself sorted and I can get focused on some serious things for the forthcoming year. Maybe some band and chains to assist with the training over the next few weeks till I can confirm a date and then start to build up towards it Nationals.
On another note have you seen the results at the IPF worlds this week WOW is all that comes to mind, some great lifting and a big WELL DONE to Team GB. Let’s hope that the year ahead goes as well for them as for all the other who have been lucky to represent GBPF at the Internationals.