Bentley’s Lift Off
At the weekend, Bentley’s Fitness held a Lift Off competition, inviting beginners to come along and get involved in their first lifting competition.
The Lift Off was open to both members and non-members so it was great to see so many people get involved and be able to welcome new people to the gym (and to Devizes!!) eager to share their passion of lifting.
The competition was broken down into two categories. The first category was Powerlifting, which consisted of Squat, Bench and Deadlift. The second category was Olympic Lifting, which consisted of Snatch and Clean & Jerk. Both categories were broken down into male and female and all final scores were calculated on individuals max lift on the day at a percentage of their bodyweight.
All participants chose the weights they wanted in each of their lifts, so everyone was able to really push themselves to their limits to achieve personal goals they’d set themselves on the day, whether it be to hit a PB in their lifts or to simply experience their very first lifting competition. For many, just stepping foot inside the “lifting area” was a huge achievement!
The support from the crowd and the effort from the participants was astounding, and it was great to bring together so many fitness minded people with a love of weightlifting to throw some heavy weights around and most importantly have fun.
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