SNR #122: Brett Gibbs – Powerlifting Meet Preparation, Making Weight & Insights into a World Champion Mindset

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SNR #122: Brett Gibbs – Powerlifting Meet Preparation, Making Weight & Insights into a World Champion Mindset

Episode 122: International Powerlifting Federation world champion and world record holder Brett Gibbs is on the show to discuss mindset, programming philosophy, success and failure, and preparation for the upcoming world championships. 

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Guest Bio

Brett Gibbs

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Brett was born and raised in New Zealand but has recently moved to Canada, where he runs his coaching business Gold Signature Coaching.

Some of Brett’s achievements include:

  • 2x IPF Raw World Champion
  • 83kg IPF Open World Champion (2015)
  • 83kg IPF Jr World Champion (2014)
  • Best IPF Jr in the World (2014)
  • Smashed 25 world records
  • Best New Zealand Lifter of All Time
  • 2x IPF Jr 83kg World Silver Medalist (2013 & 2014)

 In this episode we discuss:

  • Preparations for IPF world championships and targets
  • Competitiveness, obsession and drive to win
  • How the powerlifting landscape has changed in recent years & the popularity of raw lifting
  • Philosophy of training principles and coaching
  • Factors to consider when deciding on your “best” weight class long-term
  • Who should and shouldn’t consider cutting weight for a meet
  • Make smart choices on attempt selection for a meet
  • Lessons from failure and how to improve through failure
  • The value of having a coach (John Paul Cauchi)
  • Brett’s journey into powerlifting

Links & Resources:

Gold Signature Coaching

Brett Gibbs – YouTube

Brett Gibbs – Instagram

Brett Gibbs – Facebook

Brett Gibbs – Twitter

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