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Recent adventures in Powerlifting. Part. 2 – venues, heroes and weigh-ins

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Recent adventures in Powerlifting. Part. 2 – venues, heroes and weigh-ins

In part one of this story, I'd explained how I'd finally summoned up the courage to test my strength and, to some extent, knowledge in the 'real world' of competitive raw powerlifting.I think something that's common amongst those of us who train hard – and, more importantly, take at least some of our identity from what that's 'made us into' – is that it becomes easy to sit on what you're achieving in the gym, and stay in that comfort zone.Social media makes this even more of any easy option, as nowadays it's easy to post a video of, say, a...

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Recent adventures in Powerlifting. Part. 1 – Deciding to compete at 40 years old

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Recent adventures in Powerlifting. Part. 1 – Deciding to compete at 40 years old

Hi all, For those of you who don't know me already, I'm Rick Jones – CEO of Olympus Health Supplements, and the big, bearded, tattooed guy to the far left (or is it right, if you aren't in it?) of this picture: The picture was taken at the GPC-GB Powerlifting Southern Qualifiers, held at Genesis Gym (Bulldog Powerlifting) in Wembley last weekend (19th of May 2017). It features Team Jersey Powerlifting: Left to Right; Dan Reis (of DNA fitness online), Will Hall, Ross 'Cubey' Kenwright, Danny Blandin and me, Rick Jones.In case you didn't know already, Olympus Health is based...

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March 14th is Steak and BJ Day!

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March 14th is Steak and BJ Day!

We love protein, and we love BJs and we hate breast cancer. Today is a great day to do something about all three.  For every bag of protein you buy from us today we will donate £1 to breast cancer UK. We're running some great deals in our spring sale. So today is a beautiful day to build muscle, save money, have fun, and kick cancer. Please take a moment to share this post! 

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One shake is all you need – and 10% off it this weekend!

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One shake is all you need – and 10% off it this weekend!

What if I told you I had a secret weapon that was having a huge impact on my lifelong path to muscle mass and strength of late? It's a firm favourite of World Powerlifting Champion Steve Thomasson. It helped me to hit a 200kg / 440lbs  bench press for reps recently, at over 40 years of age! No, it's not steroids. It's PANTHEON ALL IN ONE... and whilst I can't tell you you'll get steroid-like results (that would be stupid) I can tell you that: - The extra Leucine – and it's metabolite HMB – will trigger muscle-growth (via Leucine's effect on the mTor...

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Performance vs Aesthetics – example: Dan Reis of DNAFitnessOnline

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Performance vs Aesthetics – example: Dan Reis of DNAFitnessOnline

Hey all,As I returned to training from a long absence (and hope to compete in strongman and powerlifting at 40+ years of age) I've been lucky enough to meet some really smart people along the way – many of whom have encouraged or helped me in some way.Perhaps the smartest – and most freely giving of his own knowledge, and even time – is Dan Reis, owner of DNA Fitness Online. Dan is extremely well respected, both locally and in some pretty far-flung locations, for his coaching approach. Whilst I'd initially gotten to know Dan as a guy from the gym who...

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