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Member Real Life Story: Shona Hughes

Factfile Name: Shona Hughes Age: 20 years old Weight Class: 63kg PRs: 87.5kg Squat, 50kg Bench, 122.5kg Deadlift Studying: Physics in her second year at University of Kent   Shona’s story: I first set about losing weight several years ago and had a somewhat negative relationship with exercise. It wasn’t until a year or so READ MORE

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Laurence Holt on Loughborough’s win – MASS Championship

Loughborough president Laurence Holt shares words of encouragement for all 2017 MASS Championship hopefuls as we talk about what it was like to win the title. Name: Laurence Holt University: Loughborough Course: International Business Year of Study: second Congratulations! How does it feel to be crowned the MASS Championship University Champions? Unremarkable! How did we come READ MORE

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What It Takes to Be the Best – Rosie Howard

The MASS Team caught up with University of Reading student and female athlete of the year Rosie Howard to find out what it’s like, and what it takes, to be the national champ! Name: Rosie Howard University: University of Reading Course: BSc Archaeology Year of Study: 2 Congratulations! How does it feel to be crowned the READ MORE

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Battle of the Students 2016 – The Future of Fitness

No more worthy a battleground for the Battle of the Students could there be than CrossFit Bath, home to many of the legends of British CrossFit! And so, amongst the CrossFit elite and the hard-earned trophies, the future of fitness was witnessed as students from across the country fought it out to be crowned the READ MORE

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MASS Student Physique Championships 2016

Bristol played host to the UK’s annual bodybuilding competition for students. 85 Competitors from over 50 universities across England, Scotland and Wales flexed their muscles to compete in the annual MASS Student Physique Championships. After a gruelling 8 hours Jake Berney a 2nd Year Physical Education BA student at the University of East Anglia was READ MORE

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Weights Announced – MASS’s Strongest Man 2016

Anticipation has been building, excitement brewing, and the weights are finally in for MASS’s Strongest Man 2016. This is it, this is what it’s going to take, do you want to take on the challenge? If yes, then we’ll see you on March 6th at Trojan Fitness Bristol.   Farmers Walk (Head to Head) 15m READ MORE

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Powerlifting Meet Introductory Guide

Preparing for a powerlifting meet without having had quite a few under your belt can be a daunting experience. This will especially be the case if the meet is your first. With that in mind, this article elaborates on some of the more important things to keep in mind in two articles, both as you READ MORE

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The 2015 MASS Student Physique Championship qualifiers

Tans radiated, smiles glistened and bodies rocked: How our students battled it out in attempt to qualify for the Mass Student Physique finals in London this April.   This March saw an array of talent in both the Midlands and Southern SPC Regional qualifiers. More than 100 of the best student physiques flocked from across READ MORE

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MASS’s Strongest Man 2015

The first ever MASS strongman competition was held in the ‘larger than life’ Warehouse Gym this March.   Amongst murals of the Kings and Queens of strength and acres of gritty strength machines for people who mean business, athletes from across the country battled it out to be crowned the strongest and hopefully earn points READ MORE

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MASS Powerlifting National Championship Report

Following the growth of MASS Powerlifting and the successful regional championships, 40 student athletes filled Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club along with dozens of spectators and GBPF officials to find the best of the best at the MASS National Student Powerlifting Championship.  A truly ‘down to business’ gym set the perfect tone for a day of READ MORE

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What is CrossFit?

It’s the Fitness Craze that’s sweeping the nation! If you’re already slightly confused, asking yourself… What is CrossFit? Then we’re about to confuse you even more! But keep on reading and I promise that by the end of this feature you’ll be slightly less confused! So, CrossFit is many things… Primarily, it’s a fitness regimen READ MORE

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Student Throwdown Champion – Bethany Lord

Every year a CrossFit Throwdown is held to find the fittest male and female CrossFit Student in the UK. CrossFit Leicester and MASS host “The Student Throwdown” and Bethany Lord blasted her way to victory at the 2014 competition. Name: Bethany Lord University: University of Leicester Course: Physiotherapy Year of Study: Graduated in 2014 Bethany READ MORE

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Bench Press World Record Holder – Owen Hubbard

Celebrating the end of exams just found whole new meaning, recent Bournemouth University graduate Owen Hubbard left the partying to the rest of us as he flew out to South Africa to set the Junior World Record in the Bench Press! Just 1 hour after the final exam of his entire degree Owen boarded a READ MORE

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Being The Best: American Football Exclusive with Adam Hope

What does it take to be the best? Genetics, skill, dedication, training, practice – All of those. However, I always remember the saying “hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard”….   Know your Nutrition There is no ‘one size fits all’ for nutrition, the demands of each position require different nutritional goals. READ MORE

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American Football… In the UK!

MASS spoke to MASS SPC 2014 Athletic winner and GB American Football player Adam Hope. Name: Adam Hope University: Nottingham Trent Course: Building Surveying Msc Year of Study: Graduated in 2014 More and more students at University are getting into American Football, and with its recent introduction to BUCS (British Universities College Sports) it’s more important than ever READ MORE

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