Monthly Archives: August 2014

Deadlift progress, stupid training decisions and fucking awful commercial gyms!

This week has had a number of training lows and one big training high! I’m really starting to believe that I might do well in the deadlift at the British in THREE WEEKS’ TIME!! Still not wholly convinced that my bench or squat are going to be particularly good though. As lofty as my ambitions are, […]

Where I travel to Brum for some deadlifts and a 1000kcal flapjack!

This week, the peak cycle starts! This means lots of heavy sets and probably some tears! I’ve got quite lofty ambitions for the British Classic on 20 September – which may not be entirely realistic – but I’m going to work my arse off to get as close as I can! I seem to be […]

Stupid fucking hips!

I’ve had to take a deload this week because my hip flexors are quite unhappy with me. I don’t know if this is because of the volume of training Matt’s got me doing, the changes I’ve made to my squat position are taking a while to adjust to, or if my hip flexors are just […]

Training with deadlifting legends and watching them, and a few other man mountains, compete!

This is such an exciting week! So much strong stuff going on. So much lifting to do. No point forcing an introduction to this post… Sunday 3 August I am desperate to match my Strongwoman deadlift PB (132.5kg) with a proper Powerlifting deadlift with beautiful, proper deadlift form. So desperate, I’d sell my soul… OK […]

I’m stupid and I feel like shit!

This week, I have mostly been eating, making up for the weeks of freaking out about my weight etc. It’s also been a bit of a funny week of training. I train 6 days a week, but this week I had to condense everything into 4 days and move stuff around. That alone was fucking […]