Name: Shane O’Neill
Weight Class: 110kg
What Are Your Most Notable Achievements?
- 2 x WPU World titles (2013 and 2015)
- 1 x WPU European title (2014)
- 4 x IPO National titles
- Best heavy weight IPO (2014 & 2015)
- Best heavy weight wpu Europeans (2014)
- Best heavy weight wpu worlds (2015)
- Hold 4 current WPU world records
What Are You Best Lifts Lifts?
Squat : 317.5kg
Bench Press: 197.5kg
Deadlift : 330kg
What Federation Do You Lift With?
Iv been lifting with the IPO since 2008
What Lift Is Your Favourite And Why?
Deadlift is my favourite lift, I think its a true show of over all strength because of the amount of muscle groups involved
What advice could you give someone to improve this lift?
Practice practice practice!!!! Vary your deadlifts from floor work, off blocks and deficits each week
What is your worst moment in a meet and greatest moment?
Not to many bad moments so far but winning any of my best lifter awards mean a lot because there are some top powerlifters in this country and in WPU so it’s always nice to be top of the pile
How many days a week to you train and what does your training split usually look like?
I split my training into 4 days
Deadlift plus assistance work
Bench plus assistance work
Squat plus assistance work
Shoulders grip and core
What advice would you give to new and young lifters starting powerlifting?
Keep your head down work your ass off don’t worry about what everybody else is lifting foucus on you! Hard work beats talent….. Never give up!!!