Powerlifting from back in the days is motivation for Powerlifting today

Yesterday I saw the following video of a Powerlifting meet in 1999. 20 years ago…. Oldskool rocks!

It was a really good time. Our team was training together and lifting together during the meets. Competition was high within our team. Nevertheless we cheer very hard the other during training and meets. That is the big different between equipped (oldskool) powerlifting and todays classic powerlifting. Equipped lifters need each other to help out, with suit, wraps and shirts. That connects.
It motivated me for today’s training 😉 Thank you boys for that great time! Peter Baltus, Michel Kossen, Robbert Klaver, Erwin Krokkee, Peter Bongers, etc.
Coming weekend are Ilrish & Iris batteling on the platform at the Dutch Classic Powerlifting Nationals. I wish both good look and you train very hard for this meet.

Back in Time :-)

In the year 1987 I won my first (junior) National Powerlifting title. Also I started my obligatory military service. And it was my final summer at RCN Zeewolde. So 1987 is a memorable year for me and now 30 years later I went back to place where I had a great time. Awesome to see (small) changes and get confronted with the memories. My friend came over and it was emotional. Both are partners have stand there for years and they have left the place. When you see recognition points, you hope time stand still. Only the o’ clock taps. There is no way back only memories…. so cherish these memories (quote Patrick) and yes I will do. Thank you! We also went ‘naar voren’ 🙂

Photos I have taken at RCN Zeewolde 2017, click here!