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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 & Europe's biggest powerlifting team with athletes based all around Europe and Asia and both from the tested and untested side of powerlifting. 

The club has success all over the World from IPF Worlds, The Kern, Ghost, ABS PRO and WPC Worlds. Our training systems has produced over 90 lifters recording 400+ Wilks (12 500+) as well as multiple National Champions, IPF medal winners and 900+ Totals.

The club initially started with a small group of powerlifters meeting up at 9am every Sunday morning who wanted to escape their commercial gyms and train with like minded people. 

This group soon became known as the "9am crew" by other members of the gym and has stuck since with it now an invite only group consisting of World & National class lifters

The 9am crew continued to grow and shortly after the 11:00 group was formed which still continues today and is a springboard for members to work towards maybe the 9am standards.

The Club from day one has always had a strict rule on lifters that train in our ABS must be under an our coaching umbrella. ABS is not a commercial gym, but a club and team and is the most unique training environment you can offer for powerlifters. 

The ABS training system currently boasts over 250 members training under our multiple platforms. 

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

  • Over 100 international capped IPF Lifters
  • 5 x Open Club Championships
  • 4 x Junior & Master Club Championships
  • 35 IPF Open National Championships
  • Irish All time Total Male and Female Total
  • 60+ IPF International medals
  • 100+ National Record
  • 90+ 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.