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I came, I saw, I lifted and I didn’t poop my pants.

This weekend was the “Urban Athletic Games” (Formarly Calgary Festival of Strength) It’s a fun event, this year they had Crossfit, Strongman and Powerlifting going at the same time. It’s loud, fun, and you have to dodge protein induced flatulence which while disgusting can also lead to massive giggles. I was pretty nervous going in. I had only been lifting heavy […]

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What’s your limiting factor?

limiting factor noun 1.  Physiology . the slowest, therefore rate-limiting, step in a process or reaction involving several steps. 2.  Biology . an environmental factor that tends to limit population size.     I have a bit of a knee issue, it’s actually an old logging injury from when I lived in Squamish… that is a blog for another day. While it gets back to normal I have (OK Michele has) stripped the weight down on the bar and it’s all about technique. Which […]

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Drive for 45 ~ Days 10 & 11

Back in the gym! I have been sick, and I’m still not 100% but enough was enough time to visit the squat rack again. As I drove to The Athlete Factory I had this sinking feeling in my stomach, almost as if the past year hadn’t been real.  Who was I kidding? Training for Nationals 2014? We all know how […]

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52NEW National Record Holder (2)

Well it looks like I can add “National Record Holder” to my resume! I never expect this when I started powerlifting… and my trainer say’s we are only just beginning. It shall be interesting to see where this road leads! At the Calgary Festival of Strength on October 13th Back Squat – 295lbs (National Record – for age/weight) Bench Press […]

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52NEW ~ Powerlifting. Who would think I could pick up 270lbs?

On July 9th I participated in my very first Powerlifting Competition, it took place during the Okanagan Strength weekend being put on by Naturally Fit and Predator Barbell. I met some very nice and very strong people! Must of us are unaware that we have world, national and regional champions right here in the Okanagan.  I had the privilege to […]

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