Powerlifting has exploded in popularity over the last couple of years and not many people have taken to the sport as quickly and successfully as Great Britain powerlifter Dan Bedford.

So we headed to a pretty noisy Top Bodies Gym in Huddersfield to catch up with Dan and find out how he went from powerlifting newbie to placing 9th in the World Championships after less than a year and a half in the sport.

During the show Dan sheds some light on what it takes to compete on the international stage. From programming to weight cuts, exercise selection to mental strength and comp prep – we covered it all.

If you have even the slightest desire to get stronger or compete as a powerlifter you’ll want to listen to this episode.