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British Masters Championships

March 23, 2013 in Audio, Bristol, South West, Weightlifting

The British Masters Championship took place in Bristol’s home of weighlifting, Empire Sports Club. Male and female lifters aged 35 to 85 came together to contest titles in various age and weight categories. Successful lifters would qualify for the European in Kusadasi, Turkey in May and have a shot to progress to the World Masters in Turino in August. Read the rest of this entry →

Empire sorts the Strongmen from the Supermen

December 21, 2012 in Bristol, South West, Strongman, Weightlifting

Log lift, Deadlift, Single arm dumbbell press. These were the benchmarks for the Empire Sports Club Strongman and Superman competitions. The only difference was that those entering the Superman comp were aiming for as many reps as possible within a 1 minute time cap, and had their bodyweight taken into consideration.

Last year’s winner, James St Leger, returned to defend his title and was going to be the man to beat for the Superman event. Read the rest of this entry →

CrossFit GB Strongman

December 8, 2012 in Bristol, Crossfit, South West, Strongman, Weightlifting

It was a brisk Sunday morning in Brisligton and perfect conditions for a show of athletic strength. The Crossfit GB Strongman was a quick fire event which included familiar tests of strength and power from the world of strongman. Read the rest of this entry →