• rthimbleby
    Richard Thimbleby
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PB deadlift today, 252.5kg, first time pulling this weight, felt heavy in the hands, form definitely not there but this is an all out max so never going to be textbook. Still pleased with this lift!  #deadlift #deadlifts #deadlifting #didlift #competition #powerlifter #powerlifting #fitness #fitnessmotivation #gym #ynepf #gbpf #PB #progress #fivetowns
Good day all around today, benched 140kg which is a number I have been wanting for a long time now, looking back at it, moved really easily. Big thanks to @graft_training_principles for the programming, definitely made some changes that made this possible.  #bench #benchpress #benchpressing #competition #powerlifter #powerlifting #ynepf #gbpf #PB #progress #fivetowns
Last deadlifts until comp, 60kg-100kg-140kg-170kg-195kg. Really enjoyed this training cycle, can't say I'm not pissed off about not being able to squat as it is my favourite lift, but it has allowed me to focus more on my other two and I think it will show on Sunday.  #deadlift #deadlifts #deadlifting #didlift #competition #powerlifter #powerlifting #bodybuilding #fitness #fitnessmotivation #gym #gains #progress #fivetowns #ftp #gbpf #ynepf
Last bench session until comp, upto 115kg for 4 singles, all shown, all easy, very excited!  #bench #benchpress #benchpressing #competition #powerlifter #powerlifting #bodybuilding #fitness #fitnessmotivation #gym #gymlife #strength #technique #shedlife #homegym #ynepf #gbpf #fivetowns #ftp
Easy deadlifts tonight, 195kg for 4 singles, all shown. Felt super light and speedy, can't wait to have a crack at something respectable on Sunday.  #deadlift #deadlifts #deadlifting #didlift #gym #back #fitness #fitnessmotivation #powerlifting #powerlifter #competition #gains #repsforjesus #fivetowns #ftp
Final few sets and reps before Sunday,  115kg 4x3, all reps and sets shown, no issues, just steady away, all the hard work is done. I have another bench session tomorrow but that's just a few singles, other than that I'm ready to go!! #bench #benchpress #benchpressing #competition #powerlifter #powerlifting #bodybuilding #fitness #fitnessmotivation #gym #gymlife #strength #technique #shedlife #homegym #strengthshop #bastardpowerbar
Final heavy (ish) session of this comp build up, 217.5kgx3 then 230kg x1,  so easy! Then 2x4 with 202.5kg, like butter.  #deadlift #deadlifts #deadlifting #didlift #gym #gymlife #strength #workout #fivetowns #ftp #fitness #fitnessmotivation #powerlifting #powerlifter #bodybuilding #gaintrain #gbpf #ynepf
After my heavier work I did 115kg 4x4, then 3x6 with 100kg, first two sets were so easy I decided to do a little rep out in my last and got 11 reps, which is pretty good after all my other work.  #bench #benchpress #benchpressing #chestday #closegripbench #powerlifter #powerlifting #bodybuilding #fitness #fitnessmotivation #gym #gymlife #strength #lackofstrength #repsforjesus #fivetowns #ftp
Bench bench bench. 125kg x2 and 135kg x1 RPE 8.5. Felt super strong tonight!  #bench #benchpress #benchpressing #gains #powerlifter #powerlifting #fitness #fitnessmotivation #power #strength #bodybuilding #gaintrain #gbpf #ynepf #fivetowns #ftp
After bench I did some deadlifts, not the best deadlift session of the cycle, but still got all the work done, 215kg for 3 sets of 2, hands are feeling all this deadlift on my bar  #deadlift #deadlifts #deadlifting #didlift #gym #gymlife #workout #fivetowns #ftp #powerlifter #powerlifting #bodybuilding #fitness #fitnessmotivation #repsforjesus #strengthshop #bastardpowerbar #bodypower
2ct bench, upto a single at RPE 8, then 2 singles at RPE 9. 130kg for 8 and 135kg for 9, last single went slightly out of line but didn't slow down too much, then a double with 122.5kg which was easy.  #bench #benchpress #benchpressing #chestday #gym #gymlife #chest #bodybuilding #gaintrain #powerlifting #powerlifter #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fivetowns #ftp #nike #strengthshop #bastardpowerbar
Another successful bench session. 130kg moving like nothing, so went to 137.5kg which is 2.5kg below my current PB, RPE8.5 and felt really light out the rack. Then 112.5kg for 4 sets of 3, 1st and 4th sets shown, really easy work.  #bench #benchpress #benchpressing #gains #powerlifter #powerlifting #bodybuilding #fitness #fitnessmotivation #gym #gymlife #strength #technique #shedlife #homegym #strengthshop #bastardpowerbar #bodypower #nike #fivetowns #ftp
Another successful bench session. 130kg moving like nothing, so went to 137.5kg which is 2.5kg below my current PB, RPE8.5 and felt really light out the rack. Then 112.5kg for 4 sets of 3, 1st and 4th sets shown, really easy work. #bench  #benchpress  #benchpressing  #gains  #powerlifter  #powerlifting  #bodybuilding  #fitness  #fitnessmotivation  #gym  #gymlife  #strength  #technique  #shedlife  #homegym  #strengthshop  #bastardpowerbar  #bodypower  #nike  #fivetowns  #ftp 
New years day deadlifting. 225kg RPE 7.5 and 240kg RPE 9,  was meant to be RPE 8 and 9 but didn't load enough for that one. 240kg moving very smoothly, on for a big pull. Then 197.5kg for 2x4, easy work.  #deadlift #deadlifts #deadlifting #didlift #gym #back #gymlife #workout #strength #technique #shedlife #homegym #strengthshop #bastardpowerbar #powerlifter #powerlifting #fitness #fitnessmotivation #repsforjesus #SBD
Another year, and still no benching in my top nine. Been a great year, made some solid progress on all three lifts.  #topnine2016 #topnine #powerlifter #powerlifting #gbpf #ynepf #fivetowns #fivetownspowerlifting
More benching, 122.5kgx2 130kg x1 RPE 7.5. Then 117.5kg 4x2, 1st and last set shown. Then 3x4 close grip with 107.5kg. Think my close grip bench ROM is bigger than some people's squat ROM.  #bench #benchpress #benchpressing #chestday #gym #gymlife #chest #bodybuilding #gaintrain #powerlifting #powerlifter #fitness #fitnessmotivation #repsforjesus #easywork
First time deadlifting in a belt for a long time, only a thin belt but I definitely felt the benefit. 210kg 4x2, all 4 sets shown, painful getting into position but felt very strong off the floor.  #deadlift #deadlifts #deadlifting #didlift #gym #back #fitness #fitnessmotivation #powerlifting #powerlifter #gaintrain #gbpf #ynepf #fivetowns #ftp #repsforjesus #strengthshop
Bench moving well tonight,  2 count bench, 122.5kg and 135kg for singles, RPE 8. Then 120kg for 2x2 with 120kg, 6 second pause on the last rep, easy work.  #bench #benchpress #benchpressing #chestday #gym #gymlife #chest #bodybuilding #gaintrain #powerlifting #powerlifter #fitness #fitnessmotivation #shedlife #homegym #repsforjesus
Bench only tonight, picked up a groin strain so no squats. Upto 130kg for a single, then 110kg for 4x6, 1st and last set shown. Bench still feeling strong luckily.  #bench #benchpress #benchpressing #chestday #gym #gymlife #strength #technique #shedlife #homegym #strengthshop #fitness #fitnessmotivation #powerlifting #powerlifter #bodybuilding #gaintrain #gbpf #ynepf #fivetowns #ftp