Best Lifter spotlight from the USPC NorCal Lift-Toberfest 2021 on October 23, 2021.
Top Men's Raw and OVERALL Wilks 2.0...
Name : Forrest Cameron Bush
How long I have been competing: 2002 is when I started training to compete.
Best lifts in comp: I’ve been all over the place in weight classes but
420 bench @221
Best wilks 621 @208
What did I do before powerlifting: powerlifting literally and football and wrestling after
Why powerlifting: it’s my family I don’t know much else honestly.
Tell me something about your gym or team: Quest gym in ga with Sherman Ledford and crew. Doc, Wade Hooper, Caleb Williams still being an inspiration, and giving me the foundation to be the lifter I am today. I never forgot where I came from.
I personally train alone at the moment (or whoever wants to compete with me no I didn’t forget you Jess), no one really wants to train with me so I just keep on trucking.
Something training partners (NA) or followers don’t know about me: Since I train alone for the most part it gets kinda lonely. No one to push you but you. Which makes me very hard on myself given who coached me. Lots to live up to and I want to live up to the hype.
Biggest inspiration in the sport: Easy answer Caleb Williams and Doc Holloway. Calebs surgical precision when it comes to training and technical knowledge in the lifts specifically squat, and bench combined with learning the deadlift (sumo) from Doc has made for an amazing tool kit to build on all these years for me and expound on their teachings to teach others. They are an inspiration due to their selflessness to help others be as successful as they are.
Fav lift: dead though I squat every day
Least fav: bench (I have long arms and no torso)
Biggest challenge in training: getting enough sleep
Ideal training atmosphere: me vs me for a pr I pretend that I am my own competitor and I must beat yesterday’s me. Or looking at old comps on YouTube or name a source and putting myself in another lifters shoes. What what I do if I were there. I train like I compete no difference.
Training program: I do my own but to define it it would be as if Bulgarian system met conjugate movements with accommodating resistance (chains bands rev band overloads, boards, boxes, ssb ect..) so massive singles but using conjugate to prevent repetitive motion injury’s and still being able to train heavy. I don’t believe in speed work… frankly I never seen a wr move any faster than a snail's pace so why on earth would I train any faster than that.
Social media: not good at it and don’t find taking pictures of what I eat everyday or do day to day particularly interesting to be honest.
Diet/supplements: I had to eat the same thing for a really long time as a wrestler to make weight so for me it’s usually fish and rice, steak on occasion and not really into sweets. Chips over candy any day.
Supplements: I have adhd so I have to be kinda careful with the stim preworkout and such but never got much from it. Would rather just take my animal pak like I have since I was 10 that’s it really. I like simple and effective cause it can be done for a long time the right way and it’s hard to mess it up.
Biggest accomplishment: Seeing people I helped or trained or trained with stick with it and enjoy it. Personally IPl worlds 2016 and honestly 2009 ipf worlds first is the one you never forget.
Non powerlifting goals: To give back to the sport. I owe it to it this sport saved my life.
People I would like to acknowledge: USPC judges staff and spotters and loaders for putting on an amazing, and safe event. Caleb as always and quest gym as well as Jessica Burgoon for her first meet and those who were there in spirit and could not attend or going thru tough times. To those people I say your not alone and No story should end too soon. Stop veteran suicide ; .