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b_rexIconFrom B-Rex to T-Rex26-11-2009 @ 09:55 
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Post Edited: 26.11.2009 @ 10:09 AM by b_rex
Hello!

I'm Gareth. I also have a journal on the GBPF forums but this place seems more active and like a good place to get feedback (and spy on Sam Hazbun).

I've been training as a non-student member of Oxford University Powerlifting Club for about 8 months. Before that I was a (very bad) amateur rugby player who lifted weights a few times a week. I'd always had a passing interest in powerlifting from the articles I read on EliteFTS, T-Nation and so on, so when I joined the uni gym in January of this year I jumped at the opportunity to train with the club there.

At present I'm only interested in unequipped lifting, but I don't want to rule out ever switching to the 'dark side' Happy I've just done my first proper competition - the GBPF BUCS in Bournemouth last weekend. The meet went extremely well for me, with an 8/9 record and big PRs in all 3 lifts: 180kg squat, 107.5kg bench press and 205kg deadlift (sumo). I have a bit more in me for squats and bench press; I missed my first bench as I jumped the start command which forced me to take a small jump for my second attempt. Here are all of my lifts (linked in case the YouTube below isn't working).



I'm going to aim to do the following meets in 2010:
*BDFPA West Mids, January
*GBPF West Mids, April
*GBPF All England, August (assuming it's on again)
*GBPF South Mids, December

I may be in a position to post a qualifying total for the GBPF u/e nationals by August, so hopefully I can also do that. It's a lot for one year but I really feel the experience will do me good.

I'm currently trying to drop to the 90kg class - I weighed at 98.7kg on Sunday so I have a little way to go. Ideally I'll be at 90kg for the BDFPA meet at the end of January, but we'll see how it goes. Long-term I suspect I may well be an 82.5 if I can get my body fat to a healthy level...
IainKendrickIcon...26-11-2009 @ 10:02 
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Unless you very short and fat I am not sure cutting to the 90kg class is a good idea. Train, eat, get stronger, see what happens!
b_rexIcon...26-11-2009 @ 10:07 
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IainKendrick said:Unless you very short and fat I am not sure cutting to the 90kg class is a good idea. Train, eat, get stronger, see what happens!


I'm 5'8" with ~40" waist. I want to lose some fat for the benefit of my health as much as anything. I'm also getting married next July and I don't want to look like a whale in my pics Tongue
dr_hazbunIcon...26-11-2009 @ 10:30 
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Gareth who?

Welcome, welcome.

Let the bulls**t flow freely.
b_rexIcon...26-11-2009 @ 10:32 
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Post Edited: 27.11.2009 @ 13:28 PM by b_rex
dr_hazbun said:Gareth who?


You may know me better as "that mouthy fat c**t from Iffley" Grin
IainKendrickIcon...26-11-2009 @ 11:28 
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Fair enough pal. Just don't go drastic slow and steady loss.
b_rexIcon...26-11-2009 @ 12:27 
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IainKendrick said:Fair enough pal. Just don't go drastic slow and steady loss.


That's the plan - at the moment I'm just cutting out the simple sugars/sugary snacks and cutting down on carbs after lunchtime on off days. I'm certainly not intending to go 'low carb' or do any *spit* cardio. I walk for about an hour a day as part of my journey to work, so that'll do for me!
mozIcon...26-11-2009 @ 12:32 
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5'8 is tall for a PLer! Stay heavy. If I was you Id go up not down Happy
b_rexIcon...26-11-2009 @ 13:08 
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moz said:5'8 is tall for a PLer! Stay heavy. If I was you Id go up not down Happy


The iron addict in me agrees. My heart does not though! I was only 84kg in March and 87kg in June so I've put on weight a bit too quickly - way too much fat.
b_rexIcon...26-11-2009 @ 13:13 
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P.S. How do I add an image to the left of this thread in the journal forum?
RobIcon...26-11-2009 @ 13:51 
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Only I have the power to do that as the dark overlord of the forum. I'll do an update soon as there are a fair few new journals.

Welcome to the site, and good luck with the training!
mozIcon...26-11-2009 @ 13:53 
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f**k knows? PM an admin and ask them really nicely. Rob, Carl, little_a, Boar
JCIcon...26-11-2009 @ 13:57 
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Welcome buddy. Strong first comp
IainKendrickIcon...26-11-2009 @ 14:09 
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Is Boar admin here? Never realised Happy
b_rexIcon...26-11-2009 @ 14:17 
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Rob said:Only I have the power to do that as the dark overlord of the forum. I'll do an update soon as there are a fair few new journals.

Welcome to the site, and good luck with the training!


Cool, cheers!

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