Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

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Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Post by peter yates » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:36 am

Yes Harry, that seems to be right.I could not see what the weight used was though. To be an official world record i would assume it would have to be performed in front of appointed judges.However the aim here is only to give a ball park target.When i used the charts i would test myself on the lifts i wanted to do and for those i fell short of i would set up a training program and a date for when i wanted to achieve the goal.I was not interested in setting records per se, just having a challenge to aim for,which is good as you get older. These days though i do not do PB singles but would rather take a weight i could do for high reps and improve on that.For example how many bench presses with 200lb or how many free squats in certain time etc.I am planning a few challenges for my upcoming 70th birthday and in training for them now.
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Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Post by Internalfitness » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:18 am

Not to put you on the spot Peter, but Jack LaLanne managed this on his 70th:

1984 (age 70) – handcuffed, shackled, and fighting strong winds and currents, he towed 70 rowboats, one with several guests, from the Queen's Way Bridge in the Long Beach Harbor to the Queen Mary, 1 mile...

Just saying... ;)

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Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Post by peter yates » Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:08 am

Ha, Ha, sorry mate there will be no swimming involved in late January thank you very much. However i will be testing myself in other ways,though nowhere near what Jack could do.
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Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Post by Harry Hayfield » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:25 am

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 on track to smash the gym record for bench in his weight class (60 - 66kg) which currently stands at 100kg. Therefore, with my schedule, this is likely how things will pan out

Friday afternoon (when he arrives): Measurements
Saturday evening (when I am first free): Gym session (using his usual five day training routine)
Monday afternoon: Hercules Hold (using 12kg kettlebells)
Monday evening: Gym session (using his usual five day training routine)
Tuesday afternoon: Farmers Walk (using 12kg kettlebells)
Tuesday evening: Gym session (using his usual five day training routine)
Thursday afternoon: Press Up Test (one minute first then until failure later on)
Thursday evening: Gym session (using his usual five day training routine) followed by Bench Press then measurements.
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Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Post by peter yates » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:29 am

Thanks Harry, good for Barry.Look forward to seeing the results and wishing him the best.
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Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Post by Harry Hayfield » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:10 am

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, Measurements, then gym session Back and Hams
Saturday October 10th 2020: Gym session Shoulders and Abs
Sunday October 11th 2020: Rest Day (which I shall ask if he can help unclutter my room after my uncle shunted the entire contents upstairs without any notice and put them all in boxes which I cannot handle)
Monday October 12th 2020: Afternoon Hercules Hold, Gym Session Biceps and Triceps
Tuesday October 13th 2020: Afternoon Farmers Walk, Gym Session Chest and Max Bench Attempt
Wednesday October 14th 2020: Gym Session Back and Hams
Thursday October 15th 2020: Afternoon Pressups (Minute and until failure), Gym Session Shoulders, Abs
Friday October 16th: Measurements, Leave
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Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Post by Harry Hayfield » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:50 pm

Yesterday, Barry attempted the crucifix hold and held it for 1.93 seconds (with two 6kg kettlebells) admitting that he didn't really train his shoulders that way, but then went on to hold a kettlebell (also 6kg) at arms length for 50 seconds (which I recorded) and have now turned into a formal submission video for any record in Barry's age and weight class (70 - 75, 60 - 66kg), therefore if people like Ray or Mobster could point me in the right direction, that would be appreciated.

Because the gym in Aberaeron is small compared to the gym he uses in Bury, the equipment is also different, as a result he was not able to set a gym record equalling 100kg bench press because whilst we only have an actual bar, he has this piece of machinery

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However, the gym owner has said that when he next manages a 100kg + press on that equipment in Suffolk, if he takes a video of it, sends it to me, and then I send it on to the gym owner for verification of a good lift, the gym owner will happily give Barry an honorary record.

Barry goes back to Suffolk tomorrow but we have both agreed that I will do the following things:

a) For his Christmas present, purchase a membership (one year) for the UK branch of the IBFA
b) For his birthday present (a few weeks later), purchase his entry fee for whichever contest is nearest to Suffolk which
c) allow me to have three weeks of respite from care after June 2021 in order so that I can attend the contest (perhaps as his support team) and cheer him on as I experience my first bodybuilding competition.
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Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Post by peter yates » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:13 am

Thanks Harry,well done Barry.
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Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Post by Harry Hayfield » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:18 am

Here's the video of the kettlebell hold for any record verification


youtu.be/rkzIkK7IAx8
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Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Post by peter yates » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:49 am

Harry, a couple of things come to mind here.First of all it seems as if Harry's arms are quite bent from that angle,i assume that for correct form the arms must be straight.It may be better filming from side on to see that more easily.Also it would help to have a clock with seconds somewhere visible and a scale to show that the weight being used is accurate and weighed on film.Anyway even so it was a good effort and i hope you get a response from some body that gives awards for more information.
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