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The Story Behind ABS

Advanced Barbell Systems was founded in 2012 by head coach and owner Jay Farrant. The club is Ireland's biggest and most successful powerlifting team with locations in Dublin, Galway and Kilkenny as well as lifters all over Europe and Asia.

The club initially started with a small group of powerlifters from around Ireland meeting up every Sunday morning at 9am to train, drink coffee, listen to loud music and escape their commercial gyms. 

This group soon became known as the " 9am crew ", This crew continued to grow and grow and attract lifters from around Ireland and within 6 months the gym became the a full-time powerlifting facility.

The group continued to grow and eventually 9am standards were introduced with this crew now regarded as the strongest in Europe.

The Club from day one has always had a strict rule on lifters that train in our ABS must be under an ABS coach and work under our system. 

The A.B.S training system currently boasts over 200 lifters training under our multiple platforms. 

Over the past 10 years the training system has produced the following - 

  • Over 80 international capped IPF Lifters
  • 4 x Open Club Championships
  • 4 x Junior & Master Club Championships
  • 31 IPF Open National Championships
  • Irish All time Total Male and Female Total
  • 60+ IPF International medals
  • 100+ National Record
  • 100+ 400 Wilks
  • 12 x 500+ Wilks Lifters.
  • Biggest Squat and Deadlift Male & Female IPF & Non Tested in Ireland.

Regardless of the lifters standard, all members of ABS Powerlifting are expected to do their best and become better.

ABS Is home to ABS Nutrition and the ABS Powerlifting Series, Europe's most competitive platform for Raw lifting.