Written by Cat Trentham.
October at PB Strength & Fitness Mentoring was electrified with the buzz of our much-anticipated lifting competition. This event was a testament to the hard work, dedication, and pure grit of our personal training attendees and members. Let's jump right into the highlights!
Three Lifts, Three Attempts
Participants each had three attempts at pushing their 1-rep max in back squats, strict presses, and deadlifts. With every attempt, the energy in the room grew, especially as some of our most devoted lifters pushed their limits.
Achievements That Left Us in Awe
Witnessing a lifter set a personal best (PB) is always a thrill, and this competition delivered in spades!
Special shoutouts go to:
Medalists – Champions Spotlight
The Wilks coefficient played a crucial role, levelling the playing field and eliminating the need for weight categories. Here's a round of applause for our medal winners:
And a roaring cheer for our overall winners Paul and Chloe, who proudly took home the trophies!
A Day of Tight Competitions & Celebrations
Despite being a smaller event with a few last-minute dropouts, the competition was fierce and closely contested. On the men's side, each lift was dominated by a different winner. As for the women's side, the medals were a tug of war between Chloe and I, with Chloe's outstanding 113kg squat becoming the highlight of the day and sealing her victory. Well done Chloe!
Wrapping It Up
While some lifters showcased their peak form, others demonstrated admirable resilience, by participating despite recent illnesses or injuries. But more than the feats of strength, it was the camaraderie, support, and mutual respect that made the day memorable – perfectly capped off when we all went for coffee afterwards. Congratulations to all participants, whether you set new records or simply pushed through challenges. We're already looking forward to the next one! Mark your calendars: the provisional date is set for April 6th, 2024.
Unit 3 Wellington Place