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» The Final Countdown (Go to post)23-03-2020 @ 16:46 
Keep it going Jonny, good to see you are still doing daft stuff!!!
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)20-03-2020 @ 11:28 
Fatpete said:Friday, 20th March

I date I will never forget, seven years since the great man died.

As is my custom, tonight a glass will be charged, raised and I will drink to his memory, the toast will be -

"Alan Fairclough, steel true, blade straight", I was honoured to know him


He will always be remembered. I thought it was funny on Wednesday when we mentioned Alan and his anniversary coming up, and Mack opined that he was glad Alan wasn't around at this particular moment in time as he would have had a bollocking off him for the way he'd snatched. This from a man who never met Alan, suggests we are keeping him memory (and reputation) alive and well in the club Happy
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)05-03-2020 @ 12:44 
Fatpete said:Wednesday, 4th March, start 16:00

Arrived to find Mack training without lights


'Other Pete' continues on his road to full a transformation!!
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)17-02-2020 @ 08:56 
Fatpete said:Quite a full house for a Sunday, six lifting and me just generally getting in the way. Three for nosebag after and then a nap, now I have a new bench plan to devise


Sundays seem to be developing into a ‘main day’ for the club.
» Brand new day! (Go to post)01-02-2020 @ 16:39 
mishima said:Good luck to you all!
Long live Britain and god save the Queen!

02/01/20

Day One!

Make it, break it. f**king proud of you lads! Wish i could be in England as we speak.
I dont know about your views on finally leaving europe, but ive got to say im truthfully happy for you.
I believe this old country will be doing great.

Love you all, have a drink for me!

Ps: it's also john lydon's birthday.

Cheers


God bless you old friend!! Hope you are doing well!!!!!

Current lifters at Adlington are told of your visits!!! It always impresses them!!
» The Assassin (Go to post)21-01-2020 @ 11:29 
Our paths only crossed for a short time yesterday, but it was a pleasure as always! Your asking about the wellness of Dan was also very much appreciated Rick, you are a good friend, thank you! Happy
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)21-01-2020 @ 11:26 
Fatpete said:
He did to. Never tell the truth gentle reader, people gloat.


You handled my gloating and general foolishness with great dignity, as gentlemen go you are an example to all!!!
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)20-01-2020 @ 11:05 
Fatpete said:
In the presence of Weightlifters I am deeply critical of front squats. However as there are none listening right now I can say, for the record, that they are an excellent assistance exercise and I would not try to talk anyone out of doing them.
There is one caveat to that and I would insist that they should be done properly with the bar fully racked in the clean position. None of this "arms folded" nonsense.
It is because (see inflexibility in previous post) I cannot do this in the proper racked position and would have to resort to "arms folded" that I avoid them.
If I could, I would as far as front squats are concerned


We are always listening!! I shall report back!

In the words of Mack, perhaps you should go home and think about what you have done!! Happy
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)10-01-2020 @ 09:55 
Fatpete said:
You silver tongued rascal, go on then, I'll do another ten years for you
Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue


Excellent!!! Happy
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)09-01-2020 @ 12:02 
Fatpete said:Wednesday, 8th January, start 16:10

Squat, sleeves on, boots on, no belt

20 x 5
20 x 5
20 x 5
20 x 5
20 x 5
60 x 6
80 x 3
100 x 2
110 x 1
120 x 1
130 x 1
140 x 1
150 x 1
the above raised question marks about the hip
160 x 1
and that answered them, hip is bad
140 x 1
This was the worst of the night, hip ached when on my haunches, a bit more on the way up and most of all as the bar was released. bas***d !
100 x 3
100 x 3
100 x 3
100 x 3
100 x 3
These were OK but they f**kin' well should be, five triples at 100, eleven year old schoolgirls with pink bows in their hair do more than that.
I was feeling very despondent after this lot so big thanks to Handsome Jeff and Mack for knowing what to say and when to say it and the amount of conviction to say it with. I am lucky to have them.
It did cross my mind to stop recording this nonsense, the weights are so low that they are surely of no interest to anyone and my whining and bleating is reaching the point where it is starting to annoy me. Plus it genuinely saddens me to realize how s**t I have become, but the purpose of this, its raison d'etre if you will, is to leave a path for others to follow, so no matter how bad it gets, how gutted I get, it all goes in here. If you know where the dog has s**t you don't have to step in it.

Patrin for powerlifters, especially old, fat ones.

We press on.


A mere bump in the road Pete. You will carry on, for that is what you do. You will recover from this injury and squat with pleasure, and verve, and vigour once more. What is more, I, and the rest of Adlington will be there to cheer you on, and pat you deservedly on the back!!
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)09-01-2020 @ 11:56 
Fatpete said:
It was, as I am sure you are aware, 92.5 and 97.5
It is because, as again I am sure you are aware, I am a dreadfully lazy fellow and all those .5's mount up and become tiresome. Plus the columns are more aesthetically pleasing by their omission.
During the last few years you weightlifting chaps have started going up in whole numbers, and while I have no wish to stop you doing this, I will not follow suit and I am far too old, lazy, and stubborn to change my ways.
If you splendid fellows would do me the favour of remembering that when I say two or seven, with reference to my own weights of course, I mean that there is an unspoken reference to .5 after it, I would consider it a kindness.
I recall that Alan used 2.5 increments but I am not sure about that but I do strongly suspect it. However I do recall with certainty my first British record, which was 13 years ago now, it was the 125+ (as it was then) masters 2 equipped squat, held by Dave Turner at 320 kilos. Neither Alan nor I ever countenanced doing 321 or 322, it was always going to be 322.5.
That lift was refereed by the late, great Barry Nelson, who afterwards informed me that I did not need to have done 322.5 but could have settled for 321. I informed him that neither Alan nor I wanted any truck with that. He approved of that, and his approval meant a great deal to me on that occasion.
Powerlifters do it for records and now, weightlifters do it all the time, Vive le difference and all that, but I reserve the right to furrow my brow on such occasions.


I never doubted for a minute that the .5s were there in reality Happy
You are correct, Alan did deal in 2.5 increments. In truth the weightlifting 1k increments have only arrived at Adlington with the increase of our competitive weightlifters, so it is solely their fault!!
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)09-01-2020 @ 11:56 
Fatpete said:
It was, as I am sure you are aware, 92.5 and 97.5
It is because, as again I am sure you are aware, I am a dreadfully lazy fellow and all those .5's mount up and become tiresome. Plus the columns are more aesthetically pleasing by their omission.
During the last few years you weightlifting chaps have started going up in whole numbers, and while I have no wish to stop you doing this, I will not follow suit and I am far too old, lazy, and stubborn to change my ways.
If you splendid fellows would do me the favour of remembering that when I say two or seven, with reference to my own weights of course, I mean that there is an unspoken reference to .5 after it, I would consider it a kindness.
I recall that Alan used 2.5 increments but I am not sure about that but I do strongly suspect it. However I do recall with certainty my first British record, which was 13 years ago now, it was the 125+ (as it was then) masters 2 equipped squat, held by Dave Turner at 320 kilos. Neither Alan nor I ever countenanced doing 321 or 322, it was always going to be 322.5.
That lift was refereed by the late, great Barry Nelson, who afterwards informed me that I did not need to have done 322.5 but could have settled for 321. I informed him that neither Alan nor I wanted any truck with that. He approved of that, and his approval meant a great deal to me on that occasion.
Powerlifters do it for records and now, weightlifters do it all the time, Vive le difference and all that, but I reserve the right to furrow my brow on such occasions.


I never doubted for a minute that the .5s were there in reality Happy
You are correct, Alan did deal in 2.5 increments. In truth the weightlifting 1k increments have only arrived at Adlington with the increase of our competitive weightlifters, so it is solely their fault!!
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)07-01-2020 @ 09:26 
Post Edited: 07.01.2020 @ 09:28 AM by Wigan
Fatpete said:Monday, 6th January, start 16:00

After a couple of weeks messing with singles it time for a change, fives should do.

Bench, squat boots on, very raw
20 x 15
20 x 15
20 x 15
50 x 5
60 x 5
70 x 5
80 x 5
85 x 5
90 x 5
92 x 5
95 x 5
97 x 5
100 x 5
last one paused on all of these, reasonable enough

Tricep pushdown, very strict
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 10
65 x 10
70 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
And that will do, quite quiet tonight but very enjoyable. It's good to be back into a routine


Was it 92 and 97, or actually 92.5 and 97.5?
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)29-11-2019 @ 12:25 
Fatpete said:Day off today, and still I am here at 6:30 and have breakfasted.

As Frankie four fingers said in Snatch, "I have stones to sell, fish to fry and many different men to see about many different dogs"

A small amount of serious business first, then Christmas shopping at the centre of Trafford, then training, as we have several honoured guests a-visiting this evening, one of whom can even, quite legitimately be classed as powerlifting royalty. So excitement, as one would expect is fever-pitch.

Then Tesco, then Joe Slumpingtons until the morrow


The powerlifters should outnumber the weightlifters tonight!! That doesnt happen very often nowadays
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)20-11-2019 @ 10:08 
Fatpete said:
Ideally, it would be dry, no wind and no more than a zephyr if there is, and warm, warm enough for a t shirt without a coat, but not so warm that people start to take their shirts off. Maybe seventy degrees of the Fahrenheit variety, but no more than seventy five. Blue skies, no cloud and the sun with a smile on his face.


Perfect!!!!

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