powerlifting collage

Yesterday, I competed in my first Powerlifting competition: the London Clubs comp at Bethnal Green. I needed a total of 225kg to qualify for the British Classic in September, which I got with 20kg to spare! A 85kg squat, 55kg bench press and 110kg deadlift gave me a total of 245kg. As always, the u63kg […]

The Ladies having a paddle

I promised you a more interesting blog post this week, but alas it looks like I’m going to fail. What with work and training 6 days a week, I don’t feel like I have much time to do anything exciting every week. I’m getting on! I need my rest time!! This week is my last […]

Neon DC hi-tops! They make me smile :-)

This week’s post really is going to be minimalist. Other than training, I’ve done absolutely nothing. My new programme, which is incredibly high in volume, has knackered me out a bit!! Sunday 6 July My new programme says I should do overhead pressing on a Wednesday, but it suits me more to do it on […]


Ah, what a week.  I don’t have anything to follow that up with. Sorry. I was trying to make everything sound exciting… This week has been long and tiring, and I think I need to start taking ZMA again to help me with my sleep.  I won’t bang on about nothing. Here’s training: Sunday 29 […]

Waterfalls (l-r): Trummelbach Falls; Reichenbach Falls

Switzerland was amazing: seven days of clean air and amazing views, but also, sadly, really fatty food! Everything I ate was either smothered in a creamy sauce or fried, and vegetables were almost impossible to get hold of. When I did manage to get my hands on a few salad leaves or a carrot, they […]


So I wasn’t going to blog this week as I wasn’t intending on training, but I needed to send some videos of my big lifts to my online coach before I head off on holiday, so I thought I’d just write up a quick summary of my rest week. This week is also the first […]

I know I only had to beat one person, but I'm bloody proud of myself for coming second. It was a tough comp!

Here we are then. Competition week. Time to rest and eat. Eating’s the easy bit. The resting, not so much. There’s not much to really tell you apart from the small matter of my fourth competition in three months. So what happened? Oh, I came second. But more about that later… This week, I also […]


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