National silver medal for Adam

PUBLISHED: 14:38 25 February 2015

Adam James.

Adam James.


Ex-Nailsea School pupil Adam James earned a silver medal at the National Student Powerlifting Championships.

EX-NAILSEA School pupil and Exeter University exercise and sports science undergraduate Adam James travelled to London to compete in the National Student Powerlifting Championships, following his victory in the Welsh Regional Championships in Cardiff.

Adam achieved a creditable second place in the under 74kg men’s division, a great achievement considering he only took up the sport less than a year ago and this was only his second competition.

The event was overseen by three referees from the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) and Adam had an extremely exciting battle with students from Brunel and Loughborough universities for the podium places right up to the last lift of the competition.

Adam achieved a deadlift personal best of 210kg (almost three times his own body weight) and equalled his 150kg personal best in the squat.

Apart from his powerlifting, he is currently busy writing a final year dissertation which has involved many participants being put through their paces in gruelling running track sessions following a four-week weight training programme, so that Adam can study the effects the weight training has had on repeat sprint performance.

When he is at home, Adam can usually be seen working at the gym at Scotch Horn Sports Centre in Nailsea or helping with speed and conditioning sessions with local football clubs.

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