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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#541 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:23 am

Left the UK when I was 19 mate, worked on QE2 cruise liner for 5yrs and have been in New Zealand for just over 10yrs. My family are all from the Midlands but I don't feel British anymore lol... I consider myself a kiwi.

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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#542 Postby vegan_rossco » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:17 am

That's cool :)
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#543 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:20 pm

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Just back from an early morning session, did a bit of light back and felt good. Deficit DL's were my main exercise - 5 sets and the last set was 330 x 6 done as single reps.
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#544 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:21 pm

Two weeks until the meet and I'm feeling great! Morning weight is 141 so it's good not having to worry about making weight and/or dieting.

Rest day today and an easy training tomorrow, just anicillary moves + core work then I'm into my final heavy week where I'll test my maxes for the last time. This time next week I should be all done, ready and where I need to be.

Having a great weekend with my girls, off to the beach for some fun today!
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#545 Postby asparagus » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:49 pm

Nice! Have a fun weekend. Let's see some solid numbers next week for your prep to give you a good confidence boost!
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#546 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:53 pm

asparagus wrote:Nice! Have a fun weekend. Let's see some solid numbers next week for your prep to give you a good confidence boost!

Thanks mate, I'm banking on that! Really want to hit a solid 264 squat, if that happens I'd like to try for 275 at the meet. I'm not worried about the deadlifts and my bench should be okay assuming I have no issues with my 220 opener haha.
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#547 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:11 am

Man I have eaten like a horse today, but that's okay as I decided to have an extra rest day and train first thing in the morning instead of tonight.
Felt I needed to increase my protein intake over these last few weeks leading into the meet, have been playing with my protein shake and I've finally managed to get a 400ml shake that gives me:

Cals 420
Protein 75g
Carbs 20g
Total fats 1.5g

That should help things ?!
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#548 Postby mrbear666 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:12 am

hey mate, whats in that shake if you dont mind me asking?
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#549 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:26 am

Oat milk, soy protein, chia seeds, 5g micronised creatine + 5g glutamine. Tastes good too, bonus.
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#550 Postby vegan_rossco » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:46 am

Holy shit! 75g protein! That sounds amazng haha, and I can definitely see that helping! You must be excited!
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#551 Postby Synny667 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:26 am

Ya know between you, VE, and a couple other guys threads you really make me want to get into power lifting.....
I do because I can. I can because I want to. I want to because you said I couldn't.

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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#552 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:31 pm

Synny667 wrote:Ya know between you, VE, and a couple other guys threads you really make me want to get into power lifting.....

Hmmmm, so what's stopping you ?!
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#553 Postby Synny667 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:54 pm

I have a few other bucket list items I want to focus on first....
I do because I can. I can because I want to. I want to because you said I couldn't.

I don't make excuses... I make results

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you

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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#554 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:35 pm

If I were you I'd find out what class you need to compete in and then have a look online at past results. Always good to know what the others are lifting, gives you a baseline to aim for.
So what are some of your bucket list things, can you tell us?..
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Re: Training for the Raw Powerlifting Champs, 1st Dec 2013

#555 Postby Synny667 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:44 pm

10k, figure competing, mini triathlo just to list a few. Trainer knows the plans and is slowly upping my weights
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