King’s Lynn trio bag six world records

Weightlifting 
James Jeffries is left Alisha right and Jim in middle
Weightlifting James Jeffries is left Alisha right and Jim in middle
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Three members of Motiv8 Exercise and Fitness in Lynn gained six world records between them at the BDFPA British Championships.

James Jeffries, Alisha Cooper and Jim Burden all competed in the British equipped full power and single lift championships at Tiverton, Devon, and each brought home to Motiv8 two world records each.

Burden got the new world record for Equipped Bench at 155kg and a new world record for deadlift of 230kg in the masters.

Jeffries got two new world records for the Equipped Bench at 218kg in both the Open and Masters as well as achieving the Overall Best Equipped Bench Award on the day.

Cooper got two new world records for the Equipped Bench at 117.5kg in both the Open and the Junior and also achieved the Overall Best Equipped Bench Award on the day for the females.

Jeffries (coach), who runs a powerlifting class called “Strong” on a Sunday at 10am at the Motiv8 Fitness Centre, said of Cooper: “After 12 months of hard work and dedication, Alisha has now established herself as one of the best female drug free bench pressers in the UK. Today’s world records are just the start of her powerlifting career, I’m sure. Here we really do produce world class drug free competitors and we welcome all to these sessions, and first session is free.”

Motiv8 are also hosting the British Full Power Powerlifting Championships on Saturday and Sunday in Lynn, first lifts at 9am. All are welcome to come along to watch some of the best lifters in Britain.