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Your A-Z of Powerlifting jargon

With my recent foray into the world of powerlifting, the content of my blog posts has changed. Just as you lot got used to “mandatory posing” and “bikini bite”, I’m throwing you for a loop with talk of “openers” and “bombing out”. 1,597 more words

Nicola Joyce

BDFPA British full power (my 2nd powerlifting comp)

Six weeks ago, I did my first powerlifting comp – a BDFPA full power unequipped qualifier.

The British Championships was last weekend. Here’s how I got on with an extra 6 weeks training under my belt. 841 more words

Nicola Joyce

Help! A Local Newspaper Has Asked Me To Write For Them!

A local newspaper has asked me to contribute regular articles. Help! What do I do next?

I had a call from a fitpro today who was asking for my urgent advice. 714 more words

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BDFPA Powerlifting Qualifier (307.5kg total)

Last Saturday, I did my first powerlifting comp (the BDFPA‘s Dean Mikosz Memorial). Quick version: a 97.5 squat, 60 bench, 150 deadliftt for a… 1,107 more words

Nicola Joyce

A Raw Powerlifter's Competition-Day Packing List

I’m off to my first powerlifting comp tomorrow. I really should pack a bag.

Years ago, I did a “bodybuilding comp day” packing list for female competitors. 385 more words

Nicola Joyce

Brace Yourself: A Mass Sense Of Entitlement & Elitism Is Coming...

Ah, January.

Specifically, January in the gym. Or, out on the roads (if you’re a runner), in the pool during lane-swimming sessions, or in your favourite exercise class/bootcamp session. 674 more words

Nicola Joyce

Update on powerlifting training


Four weeks today til my first powerlifting comp so I thought it was time for a training update.

Quick reminder for anyone who doesn’t know: powerlifting is the one where you perform three lifts in the actual competition. 607 more words

Nicola Joyce