Live Blog – BPU Rotherham Qualifier 2022

Blog to cover the Phoenix Performance team as they compete in the latest BPU qualifier competition. All the action comes from the superb Ultraflex Gym based in Rotherham, UK.

The liveblog has ended.
  • Flight 1 & 2 Squat

    Flight 2 in progress and flight 1 was a very solid performance for the Phoenix Performance team. Great lifts and confidence high. Jackie and Sandra set British records with two excellent lifts.

    Flight 1 ladies outstanding performances.

  • Day 2

    Phoenix Performance Team at the venue early and starting preparations for the competition.

  • Day 1 Phoenix Performance Training Team Photo

    Team photo from Day 1. Fantastic team spirit, support and assistance to the lifters.

    sam and I decided to try and lift Andy Bolton’s final 350kg deadlift bar. We failed 🙂

  • Day 1 Complete

    So that’s it. Day 1 complete. Superb lifting from every lifter. Full effort given. The Phoenix Performance team had a superb day with comp PB’s all round and some impressive totals.

    Tomorrow will be a busy day with the ladies competing. 7 Performance Training ladies in action and 2 guys. So a full days action in store.

  • Deadlift

    Here we go with flight 1 deadlift. Closing stages of day 1

  • Flight 1 Bench

    Flight 1 bench complete. The Phoenix Performance guys did well and had comp pb’s. Two of the lifters went for big final lifts but just couldn’t complete. All in all a good solid performance.

    wxcllent effort from all competitors. Flight 2 just starting.

  • Bench

    The bench competition is in progress with two lifts complete.

  • Squat

    Squat completed and the Phoenix Performance guys did really well with some impressive attempts with pb’s for all our lifters.

  • Hotel

    Travelled from home to Rotherham and checked into a hotel which we have not used before. Very modern place with good facilities. Most of the team are staying here during the weekend. I joined three of the lifters for dinner which was a great social occasion, although one of them is weighing in tomorrow so menu choices were limited!

    Day 1 starts tomorrow with 4 of our guys competing in flights 1 and 2. A great two days of lifting ahead.

  • Photography Preparation

    Thursday night and it’s time to get the photographic gear all sorted and ready for the weekend. The Powerlift Media website is now updated with the Live Blog. The Phoenix Performance team have all met at the team ‘HQ” to go through preparations for each lifter and organising the teams activities for the weekend.

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