My 340kg single ply bench from yesterday’s selfish pro bpu bench bash, This is the all-time all-fed all-weight class UK single ply bench record. Happy is an understatement, but what is worrying is this is only 2.5kg below my multi-ply pb. Single ply it is then #powerlifting#singleply#bench#bpu#wpc#ukbest
300kg bench at 119.8kg, 30kg comp PB 😁
What a fun day at the Selfish Pro Bench comp. First comp in a while I had aligned physical, technical and mental strength in a comp and it's was a fantastic event to bring my best too.
2.5 years ago my equipped bench PB was less than 200kg so to hit 300kg today at 119.8kg (172.5 Wilks points) is a great feeling. 30kg more than I have ever hit in comp in single ply shirt. I also managed a credible but not quite there lift for the biggest ever single ply bench in UK (at the time). Then on his third lift it was smashed by Steve Tubby Macneil and I'm delighted for him.
I've rarely been satisfied with my lifts over the past 2.5 years but today I do feel fairly happy!! It was a fantastic event hosted by Emma Ylitalo-James and Kalle Eemeli Ylitalo-James and it also want I could bench alongside some of my bench heros 😍. Thanks to everyone who help organise and run the event, spotters, refs, table, venue all were fanstastic today. Also a huge thanks to the Richard Caine for handling me, Clare Patterson on videos and all the other reprobate who have helped me in training over the months and years. Anyway....on to 700lb....😈😈😈
As secret Santa gifts go, this hand made medal holder is pretty decent. Will need a bigger one next year..........
Ok long post ish I think maybe not but here we go.
Haven't posted anything except for mono and lil bro (who is awesome ❤) because 1, I didn't want to 2, nothing special and 3, I'm staying away because internet refs lmao jokes internet refs are funny.
Anyway today was selfish pro bench only comp from bpu and I wanted to give it a go and I finished on 180kg which is a 7.5kg pb for me so I'm very happy. Like to thank smol pupper @ladykyle for feeding me and putting up with my mug. Ryan Hough for helping me with jacking shirt and getting me ready. And thank my coach Kalle for programming me who is still the best bencher of the UK and benched 377.5kg. Anyway I'm going to bed night.
@mammoth_power_gym @swaggerandjacks #swaggerandjacks#benchonly#beardedpowerlifter#bpu#wpc#strengthisneveraweakness
Had a bit of a pre-season tester at the Christmas Friendly at @realworldfitness today. First raw comp since I did this one last year and we have used this as an experiment to see how I cope with not deloading into a comp. Squats were a little disappointing for various reasons - opener completely misgrooved, second (shown) was a little higher as a result but in for a 2.5kg raw comp PB, third got called for depth. It is what it is but I have unfinished business with a nice round number in the near future and don't feel I gave the squat performance I was capable of today. Bench was a very good boy and hit a comp PB I've been after for a while, and deads saw me FINALLY break through the 130kg funk that I've been stuck at since I injured my back at Easter.
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117.5/65/132.5 for a 315kg total - 7.5kg raw total pb, biggest total of the girls, second biggest wilks, second biggest squat, biggest bench and biggest deadlift. Also +20kg on the same comp last year which is cool. Big thanks to @wookielifting for his top handling as usual, @lrboxerfan8 for being a total rock star and smashing her first comp, all the RWF gang for their hard work today and of course, @tommartinpl for being a top banana coach. Full comp lifts on my training account @hilldoglifts