Having taken a couple of years away from competition it was great to see him back in action today at the Essex Championships and he coped well with the challenges of the day to pass 6 of his 9 lifts. Joe finished with a squat of 92.5kg and a bench press, also of 92.5kg. He finished with a deadlift of 102.5kg despite lifting a 110kg it was simply too much for his injured hand to lock it out fully.
Joe’s total of 287.5kg was impressive given his time away and was enough to secure him 1st place in the junior section of the competition and 2nd place in the open side of the event. The squat and bench press were both personal best weights in three lift competitions and the deadlift matched his previous best proving this was a successful day. Following this Joe will now be looking forward to more competitions and training hard to improve further.