Here we are a few days away from this years Arnold classic Europe
Training has gone to plan and with nothing more than focusing towards a decent total at this event. I have not set my sights on anything other than trying my best to build a decent total. Don’t get me wrong some PB’s would be great but they are not the main focus here. For those of you who don’t know the Arnold is done on the Wilks formula for the placings. For me, the biggest positive has to be managing my bodyweight well in this build up. Sitting under 75kgs in the final week leading up to any major event is in my book a big plus for me. By now it is normally a mad rush to drop the last few Kgs. Don’t get me wrong I have made a lot more of an effort to make sure that this was the case this time. Now with Paleo Nutrition Wales helping me out with some quality meat in my diet, it is definitely made easier. For anyone who buys food online you should have a look at them also, the quality is second to none.
So Sunday is the day and it will all come to a head and with my plan in mind and some conservative lifts wanted it will be down to time will tell or so to speak. As always I would like to say a big Thank You to the people who have supported me in training and my sponsors. Titan support systems. Nrg Fuel, Vicegrip for all their help. Cheers guys
It has been some time since I updated the blog so here we are 3 weeks away from the Arnold classic. So, what’s been happening then? Well I think the training program has had to change a little bit and I feel that sometimes that must be done. There will times when even the best laid out plans need to be looked at and adjusted.
So, with that in mind I had to change some off my training but now we are back on plan it is all steam ahead. Bodyweight is coming down nicely and whilst at the Arnold it is not the main thing to be in my weight class I would like to compete at 74Kgs. For those who don’t know the Arnold is Wilks based for the placing (the wilks is a bodyweight formula)
So right now, the basics are I am up to just under 85% of my max weights with lower weight rep range as I would normally be at this point. I have not used any off my comp kit yet in training, but I am sure that will change now in the next few weeks. I do want to do my last few sessions in full kit and to make sure my lifts are comp quality. After all I don’t want to get knocked back for silly mistakes like what happened at the European master’s earlier on this year.
Then just a real sort time after the Arnold I will be doing the European master’s Bench press and that will be a big change for myself after all whilst being a reasonable bencher it will only be the second time I have ever done a full on international in the Bench. I don’t quite know what I will do in the short time between the 2 comps, but I am fairly confident it won’t be a lot just enough to cruise through. Then it will be a well-earned rest and some down time before I have to look at planning out for the next comp, however that won’t be until next year so there will be plenty of time to assess plan and change things around