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Luke Nash British Powerlifter

Luke Nash British powerlifter - sponsored by Ideal CBD

History

Luke has been powerlifting for 6 years in which he has had to come through potentially career threatening injuries.

5 years ago he underwent 2 knee surgeries, he was advised not to pursue his power lifting carrier.

Luke was defiant, slowly regained his strength and put himself in a position to compete at the European powerlifting championships for Britain in Finland in Helsinki which took place 3rd-7th July 2017.

Whilst competing Luke tore his hamstring and glute in the squat, but due to his impressive first two weights and the prospect of a medal he carried on with his deadlift. Luke’s determination to carry on wasn’t in vain, he placed 3rd , and brought home a Bronze in his weight category 82.5KG, securing personal bests in each discipline.

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Squat – 202.5KG
Bench – 145KG
Deadlift – 255KG

Last Competition

Luke’s last competition was on the 26th of August, a British Powerlifting Union competition or BPU. He entered late as he was still struggling with injury, although not fully fit he still managed to win the under 90kg weight category.

Luke told us that CBD supplied from Ideal CBD definitely helped with his preparation and recovery.

Subsequently Luke has now implemented it into his training programs.

Training Schedule

Training is crucial for any athlete. Powerlifting has its own unique and rigorous regime to manage.

Here is a little insight in to the dedication it takes.

Eating-over 3000 calories a day.
Water intake of 4 litres.
Training – 6 days a week for 2 hours consisting of 4 days power lifting, 2 days cardio and mobility and 1 physiotherapy session and Saturday’s off.

This helps Luke maintain a 93-96kg weight to compete in the under 90kg weight.

Deadlift Powerlifters

Ideal CBD

Luke use’s CBD every day, he told us, “not only does it help me with recovery it also helps me with sleep, both of these are a major parts of my training”.

What's Next

Luke’s next competition is on the 27th January 2019, The Alan Collins Cup, a qualifier to the British Powerlifting Championships which take place on May 10th 2019 and also the European Powerlifting Championships on 14th June in Ireland.

Luke’s current personal bests in each discipline are:

Squat- 217.5kg
Bench – 160kg
Deadlift – 260kg (262.5kg Deadlift only)

Luke is hoping to be in a good position with his training to break all his personal bests and put himself in the British and European competitions!

We wish Luke the best of luck in his upcoming competition and we will be there to follow him on his journey.