GIVE US A LIFT: Sam Keene, Brad Barth, Taylor Keene will all compete at the Foundry today. Fletcher Ericson will join them as a spotter.
GIVE US A LIFT: Sam Keene, Brad Barth, Taylor Keene will all compete at the Foundry today. Fletcher Ericson will join them as a spotter. Mike Knott BUN221117FOUNDRY1

Competitors ready to lift new heights

COUSINS Sam and Taylor Keene never thought a day like today would come for them.

The duo used to train at the Foundry gym regularly just like anybody who wants to improve their fitness and strength.

Now, they are about to compete in their first 3 Lift competition to be held at the club.

The novice event will see competitors lift weights in the three positions of dead lift, squat and bench with the aim of lifting as many kilograms as they can.

"We'll see how we go, I've never done something like this before,” Sam said.

"We've gone through all our lifts and techniques and followed our programs.

"I want to beat one of my previous records.”

The duo got involved in competitive lifting through Foundry owner Billa Hamilton.

Taylor, who celebrated a birthday this week, said he has improved in lifting by 20 per cent since starting to lift competitively.

The 20-year-old said he wasn't deterred by his debut or the potential for a strong crowd.

"I reckon it will help in a way,” he said.

"It's more reason to get it (weights) up, you don't want to fail.”

Foundry club director Jareb Cowan said the event could be the start of more competitions held at the club.

The lifting starts at 10am today.



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