Hi Guys here we are now at the start of February and we are fast approaching the start of the comps are the year ahead. For myself I had an invite to compete at the Arnold sports festival in March this prestigious event is held every year in Columbus Ohio. I am currently unable to make this now due to some family issues and not having the best of preparation to train for the event. It is a shame but I would like to think that maybe next year I would be asked again and with a bit more time to prepare for it I could make this dream reality. So for the future I would like to think that the Europeans in May would be the next big one and that I am able to focus on breaking a few of the World records. For me the IPF/EPF hold the highest level of competitions and this is why I want to lift with them and compete again the best in the World. Training is going good now that things have calmed down and I have got t few new ideas that I would like to impend into this training cycle, apart from the bands and chains I am now having a go with some fat grips well all I can say is wow that are a great asset and will hopefully help these small hands of mine get a bit stronger for the big pulls I have planned this year. We all know that I am not the biggest deadlifter around and that if I can help it in anyway then it is a big bonus for me and that has to be beneficial for the overall total. For some of you guys there will be the British bench press up first on the calendar this year I have decided I will not be doing it and focus more on the full Powerlifting later on this year. So for those of you who are going to compete there may I wish you all the best and I will be looking at the results to see just how well you guys did at the comp. If anyone would like to know more about the comp then the info is posted on the GBPF site.