Power Lifting Sports Nutrition
Since working with Matt for 3 1/2 years and using his dietary recommendations I have added over 150kg to my powerlifting total and am still in the same weight category (82.5kg). Before working with Matt my best total was 685kg, by the end of that year it was 702.5kg, during the second year the protocol really started working for me, at the British championships that year I totaled 752.5kg and broke the British and Commonwealth bench press record (220kg), on that performance was selected for the British Powerlifting team to compete at the World Championships totaling 775kg and again breaking the British Bench Press record with 225kg and being ranked 18th in the world at 82.5kg bodyweight. During the third year of work with Matt we worked hard to improve body composition to the optimal levels for an 82.5kg lifter with the aim of increasing muscle mass and decreasing body fat while using strategies to make the bodyweight without losing any lean tissue. This was achieved with a low carb approach with lots of healthy fats to help with fat loss, during that year my training weight was 85kg in the morning, all my training lifts improved during this time and by the end of the year my total had improved to 815kg.
In 2010 we have been working together to improve to true world class levels of strength, by using a cutting edge supplement regime to aid recovery post workout and help the nervous system recover from the heavy workouts and also by using foods that limit inflammation through the volume of training and load on the joints. This year so far I have placed 6th at the European Powerlifting Championships with a total of 825kg also achieving a Gold medal on the bench press discipline during that competition and also breaking the british bench press record again (230kg), recently winning the All England Championships with a total of 840kg, with help from Matt and his team I hope to total close to 880kg at the forthcoming World Championships which would rank me as one of the top 3 lifters in the world at 82.5kg!
Bench Press 230kg