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by Harry Hayfield
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder
Replies: 25
Views: 2995

Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Having now been told that due to soreness, Barry does not train quads and calves (save from the usual cycling that he does), his training schedule has now altered and so as a result, the plan for the week he is here has altered, therefore this is the new schedule Friday October 9th 2020: Arrive, Mea...
by Harry Hayfield
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder
Replies: 25
Views: 2995

Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Barry has been keeping me abreast of his developments since the gyms re-opened and he is making sterling efforts. He now weighs 141lbs and yesterday did 10 reps on bench press with 85kg on the bar. Using a 1RM calculator this comes back as 113kg (176% of his bodyweight) which means that he is well o...
by Harry Hayfield
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: I have some important news to relay
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: I have some important news to relay

Since I posted that another one of the candidates has withdrawn as their nomination papers were incorrectly filled in, this means that I will not be any lower than third on the regional list and would be elected to the Senedd if the Greens were able to poll something like 40,000 votes across the who...
by Harry Hayfield
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: I have some important news to relay
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: I have some important news to relay

Would be interesting to hear what some of your policies would be Harry. Will health and fitness feature in them? The main campaign plank will be, as you might expect, environmental policies, but as an official party candidate I will have the chance to have an input into the main party platform. The...
by Harry Hayfield
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: I have some important news to relay
Replies: 6
Views: 182

I have some important news to relay

In May of next year, the Senedd of Wales will be elected for its sixth term of office (2021 - 2026) and as such the political parties of Wales are starting on the procedure for selecting candidates for that election. The election has two elements. The first is the constituency element where forty me...
by Harry Hayfield
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Legends of the Iron Game
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Legends of the Iron Game

Tony, i have the set signed by Bill.It is very well put together and contains a lot of information about iron game pioneers.Our David gets a fair bit of coverage for his contributions, as well he should.If i was coming over to the UK i would not mind bringing them for you.However with the C-virus w...
by Harry Hayfield
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: CBD thread
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: CBD thread

That's an interesting reference Harry but I doubt those claims lived up to much in the way of scrutiny. In the same way cigarettes were once promoted for their 'health' benefits, the reality we now know is very different. You are quite right, indeed during the Victorian era they went completely ove...
by Harry Hayfield
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: CBD thread
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: CBD thread

The earliest reference I can find to cannabis in the UK (with a connection to physical culture) comes from the Newcastle Daily Chronicle on April 6th 1887 (specifically in the adverts section) where an advert reads: "For Asthma, Hoarseness: Grimault's Indian Cigarettes of Cannabis Indica (otherwise ...
by Harry Hayfield
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder
Replies: 25
Views: 2995

Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Hi Harry, good advise from Ray.Those will be a good all round test.The farmer's walk and hold out in front are standard strongman events. Push ups and pull ups are also good tests of all round ability.By the way holding the weights out to the side at shoulder level is known as a "crucifix" for obvi...
by Harry Hayfield
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder
Replies: 25
Views: 2995

Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

yes harry the above events are better for barry, far safer and less expensive than bar bending.another good one is hold out to the front. get a car battery and hold it with straight arms in front at face level.you can do the same with discs. 10kg would be a good starting weight.once he can hold thi...