Name: Barry Pigott
Weight Class: u90/u93Kg
What are your best three lifts and total?
Best comp lifts (raw no knee wraps)
What federation do you lift with?
What lift is your favourite and why?
Squat, most technical by far. Gives the best feeling of satisfaction or sense of achievement.
What advice could you give someone to improve this lift?
Always fix the small problems. Always see lifters with little issues like inward knee travel or a lack of mobility, these same lifters then keep trying hard and making the same mistakes never looking back to see what’s causing the problem. Record your lifts see a problem then rewind by a second of two and see what you did or what position you were in.
What is your worst moment in a meet and greatest moment?
Worst is in a previous comp where I opened on an “easy” deadlift which nearly took everything I had to get it up, missed the following two attempts then.
Best moment is my first 700kg total @90kg, went to the intervarsity’s comp with no intentions of lifting heavy (college club wouldn’t let me not compete). Set a PR front squat the day before and then hit my first 700 total in a comp I had only indented on doing openers for.
How many days a week to you train and what does your training split usually look like?
I would train around 5 or 6 days a week with weights. Current training is a 4-day sheiko program with my own extra day of squatting and addressing my current weak points, another day of accessory type training related to back work and core. Then 3 or 4 cardio sessions
What advice would you give to new and young lifters starting powerlifting?
Train hard and train smart, Always look for advice from older (wiser) lifters.
Diet is key but don’t label yourself as being a certain weight class until you have progressed and trained to achieve relatively good levels of strength, many people tend to starve themselves to stay at a weight class and limit their improvement doing this (myself included for far too long)