Danny Bellmore Week #10 Pre Contest

I recently did the Maine State Open back in November. Even though I benched and pulled my best I wasn’t very pleased with my performance.

I am currently in the pre-contest phase of my training for the 2016 APF Senior Nationals in Jacksonville, Fl. Brian will be handling my programing for the next 10 weeks. Tickets are bought and paid for so it looks like I am on my way to Jacksonville.


This wraps up my training for the nationals. As usual I feel a bit beat up at this point. I am having a real hard time keeping my weight up. Squats and pulls feel real solid. The torn lat set my bench back some. The weight loss has been hampering the fit of my bench shirts. The focus at this point id to rest up and keep my weight up for the next week.



McGill Big 3

Bar x 20

155 x10

Predator Briefs

245 x 5

335 x 3

LUP Suit

425 x 1

515 x 1

Black Beauty Wraps

605 x 1 (Straps Up)

650 x 1

705 x 1

775 x 1 RB

2” high Box Squats

335 x 5

385 x5

425 x 5

Bulgarian Split Squats

50 3 x 10

Suit Case Carry

100yds each side




McGill Big 3

105 x 5

155 x 5

195 x 5

235 x 3

285 x 3

325 x 1

Red Phenom

375 x 1   2 brd

415 x 1   1 brd

440 x 1    ½ brd

475 x 1    touch


DB Incline Press

65 x 10

75 x 10

85 x 10

DB Skull Crushers

40  3 x10

Tricep Kick Backs

15  3 x12


McGill Big 3

135 x 10

225 x 5

315 x 3

405  5 singles

Rack Rows

3 sets of 12 x 185

Bird Dogs


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Danny Bellmore

Danny has been involved in powerlifting since 1994. The first swing at a career was short lived due to a major back injury in 1999 that resulted in a 3-level spinal (lumbar) fusion. At that point, he took a 10-year break. Avoiding the gym all together because his body, and back, just never felt right. In 2010, Danny went to handle a good friend at a local meet. That experience re-ignited the fire within and he was back under the bar, never looking back. Danny established an elite total at my first meet back in 2010 and then accomplished a win at the 2012 APF Masters Nationals. Through his win at the APF Masters, he was training using the Conjugate Method, but he wanted a change. He needed a change. Danny reached out to a friend who stated that Brian and the Samson Barbell crew had it going on. In the process of connecting with Brian, he has endured a few setbacks. During our initial discussions, he had torn my rotator cuff and labrum, along with a separated AC joint. The surgery did not "take" and just nine months later, he was back under the knife for a "do-over." During the healing process, he had lost feeling and strength in my right arm. Being pig headed, he waited and waited. My choice to remain stubborn backfired, and I was back in the OR for another spinal (cervical) fusion. Now healed, and a few years under Brian, Danny’s total has moved to 1871 @ 165. He doesn’t like to predict or talk about goals, but he wants more, and feels like he has more. Plans now are to compete at the Senior Nationals in Jacksonville, Florida this June.
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