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George West -

Walking around at 110 kilos, with an MMA background and a massive 822.5 kilo powerlifting total, Repel Bullies sponsored athlete Josh Greenfield cuts an imposing figure. I recently sat down with Josh to talk about everything from training, to mental health and personal improvement, to steroids. And it quickly became clear that he's just getting started... George West: So how long have you been training? Josh Greenfield: Just over 3 years now. I Got Into powerlifting via entering a strongman comp 4 days before it was happening. I was the lightest lifter by around 40 kilos, but ended up coming...

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Popularised in the 90s as the Atkins diet, the ketogenic diet, or keto, is controversial. Depending on who you ask you'll hear that it's a dangerous fad, the holy grail of simultaneous fat loss and muscle retention, the key to mental superpowers, and everything in between. The truth is... complicated. Many lifters have successfully used keto diet plans to cut fat and retain muscle, and keto dieters often report greater focus and mental clarity, all while eating things that average dieter would kill for. But common mistakes, like the idea that you can pig out on bacon all day and...

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Scores of Britain's strongest men descended on Portsmouth last weekend for the 2018 British Powerlifting men's championships. World records were broken and years of dedication paid off as dozens of athletes put months of intense training cycles into practice, leaving nothing on the platform. Huge weights, new records There was stiff competition in the super heavyweight +120kg category. Last year's second place finisher Aaron Thompson improved on his previous total by 30kg, taking it to 890 – an intimidating number which would have tied for first place in 2017. But the show was stolen by IPF Junior British, Commonwealth, European,...

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Powerlifting is a great sport that is conducive to all body types, ages and athletic abilities. You can start at any point in your life, whether you are a teenager or in your fifties. It is a sport you can compete in, leave and come back later. The only athletic requirements for powerlifting are determination and motivation. You do not have to be a certain body type to be good in this sport. I am a testament to that with my long legs, long arms and small waist. What you will find in this sport, is a sense of community....

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George West -

How much ya bench? We've all been asked it. We've all hammered the exercise so we can answer without going red in the face. And most of us have been doing it wrong. The average bench presser wants two things: to be stronger, and to look better. Not necessarily in that order. So they train accordingly, thinking if they just carry on benching 3 sets of 10 for long enough, usually with a weight so heavy they have to bounce the bar off their chest, or stop several inches short of it, they'll be throwing up 3 plates with 20...

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