Name: Shane Brodie
Weight Class: 90kg
What Are Your Most Notable Achievements?
- Winning my first international gold medal at the IPF European Union Cup 1st in the 82.5kg class in Sauda Norway 2004.
- Lifting and placing 2nd twice at the Mr Olympia Pro Invitational Powerlifting in Las Vegas.
- Competing at the Arnold Classic Ohio.
- Winning 17 world titles to date between full powerlifting, single lifts, bench press and deadlift. (raw single ply and multi ply)
- One of my most enjoyable memories was watching my coach Tommy Dillon win gold in 2003 at the IPF world masters in Canada.
What Are You Best Lifts Lifts?
Raw = 90kg, SQ 300kg, BP 162.5kg, DL 270kg, TOTAL 732.5 kg
Single ply = 82.5kg, 3332.5kg, 177.5kg, 282.5kg, 785kg.
Single ply = 90kg, 352.5kg, 190kg, 295kg, 852.5kg.
Single ply = 100kg, 360kg, 210kg, 300kg, 870kg.
Multi ply = 90kg, 400kg, 231kg, 305kg, 925kg.
Multi ply = 100kg, 385kg, 250kg, 300kg, 915kg.
What Federation Do You Lift With?
PO – IRISH POWERLIFTING ORGANISATION.
WPC – WORLD POWERLIFTING CONGRESS.
IPL – INTERNATIONAL POWERLIFTING LEAGUE.
What Lift Is Your Favorite And Why?
It’s got to be the squat because it’s my strongest out of the 3 lifts. I have also squatted 400kg at 90kg on two occasions putting into me into the of all time historical rankings on powerlifting watch. (ranking me 15th)
You must set your squat up correctly from the start. Stay focused and tight at all times don’t over think the lift. Work on your forum and technique with lots of volume this is where you will workout the little issues you need to correct.
Remember going to heavy to often won’t carry over on to the platform plan your training wisely.
What is your worst moment in a meet and greatest moment?
In the last two years I have had a bad run with injuries and fell ill in March 2014. I wasn’t competing again until 2014.
I pushed myself against all odds to return to the platform in April 2015 at the IPO Nationals.
In September two weeks before the Olympia I was once again in hospital for 5 days. I was gutted as my prep had gone so well.
I still choose to go and lift 6 days post release from hospital and took 2nd place. My performance was down but not as bad as I thought!
In October this year I lifted for my first time ever raw at the World’s. On my 4th attempt in the squat I tore my hamstring. I continued on lifting and managed to lift through the pain pulling the last deadlift that I needed to win.
So despite all these injuries throughout 2015. I can still at 42 years old and a Master lifter compete with the younger upcoming blood in Powerlifting.
I have manged to stay in the top 10 rankings in raw , Single ply and multi ply for 2015.
So even though theses comps might have been my worse performances to date against the odds they are still some of my greatest moments!
I train 5 days per week.
Monday= Chest/Triceps, raw & shirted bench.
Tue = F,delts/Biceps/Core
Wed = Quads/Hams/Calf’s, Squats
Thurs = Chest/Triceps/Core, Speed Bench.
Fri = Back/ R,delts/ Biceps, Deadlifts
What advice would you give to new and young lifters starting powerlifting?
Choose a program not to advanced stick to it and give it time. Try find a program with plenty of volume as this is where you will iron out your weak points. Let’s say something like 5 x 5 at the top of your work set base your program on percentages and make sure you avoid to over training. Really focus working on your forum and technique when they are right the lifts will come much easier.
Forget the gym rats that know it all!! Find a good training partner or coach that’s honest with you. Someone that will tell you if your squats aren’t deep enough, knees aren’t locked back or shoulders in training.
Remember a good coach or training partner might not blow smoke up your arse in the gym and tell you its good when it’s not. What you do in the gym carries over on to the platform so forget your ego lifting and become a real powerlifter.