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Personnel powerlift to victory

16 November 2016
Recently HMS Collingwood personnel put their strength to the test in an intense powerlifting competition in the onsite Sports and Recreation Centre.

With plenty of encouragement on hand, personnel of mixed abilities were present to show off their skills.

The event tested the participants with weighted exercises such as Squats and Deadlifts, pushing each individual to achieve their best result with Physical Trainers to guide them through and ultimately judge the competition.

Leading Physical Trainer Will Ballanger said of the competition “An event such as this will often encourage young men and women to continue down a road of self-improvement and focus which inevitably transfers into all other aspects of life.

"Teams are brilliant; however it is key that each individual is focused, self-sustained and strong so that the team can achieve anything together.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all competitors who took part in the above event.  Without doubt your enthusiasm made the event a huge success.” 

An event such as this will often encourage young men and women to continue down a road of self-improvement and focus which inevitably transfers into all other aspects of life.

Leading Physical Trainer Will Ballanger

To conclude the event, trophies were awarded by Captain of Naval Physical Development Captain Mike Young MBE to each winner.

All participants have been notified of both the Royal Navy Powerlifting association and the next upcoming Navy Powerlifting evolution.

Results

AB Casey Marshall – Best Deadlift

AB Lewis Blyth-Atkins – Best Bench Press

Diver Sophie Duffy – Best Female

Mr Ash Kelley –Best Squat and Best Male

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