After passing the Certified Fitness Instructor course, I continue the course for Personal Trainer in Practice (PTP). You can consider the PTP as level 2 your fitness certification. I would like to thank you Fitness Innovation Malaysia (FITM) for organising such course. I would like to add value to you by sharing my three key learning from the course. Let’s go!Read Full Article
I completed my first fitness certification which is the Certified Fitness Instructor(CFI) course by FITM. And, I am grateful that I received the Gold Award. Just because a person achieved certification, the learning never stops. Always a student, never a master. Mastery is a journey, and it is not a destination. Looking beyond that, I am grateful to meet people that have the same passion for fitness.
Right now, I would like to share three key points that I learnt from the Certified Fitness Instructor course. I am confident these learnings will add value to you.Read Full Article
It is the season of the new year for the year 2019. Every single year, I learn about myself more and more because of what life had offered me. It was indeed a blessing with all the achievements and learnings I gained throughout the year 2018. I have shared my learning before for the year 2016 and 2017. Feel free to have a read and share it with your friend and family.
Now, I am going to share my top 5 key learnings in the year 2018;
Learning 1: There is no more you and I, but there is “us”.
The year 2018 is the mark of 1st wedding anniversary with my beautiful wife, Patrissa. One thing I learn in married life, there is no more you and I. There is only us. How did we do it? We overly communicate our happiness and also our sadness to each other. It can be something tiny to something huge because it will build trust for each other.
It is almost the end of the year 2018. It is best to reflect what did you achieve this year and think of a new goal for the year 2019! Do you know the number one goal or resolution every year is to “Improve my Health”? You may want to lose weight, go to the gym more often, and eat healthier. More and more people realise the importance of being healthy. The young and old people alike are now focused on health and fitness more than ever before!
If getting fit is going to be your New Year’s goal for 2019, GREAT!! You should start now! Write it down on paper and focus on your fitness goal. You can find out more on goal setting here. It is about discipline and consistency every single day. However, there are myths about fitness out there. Especially, when we have access to the internet anytime and anywhere with no filter. Therefore, it’s important to know the truth from a reliable source. I am going to share the top three myth and the truth!Read Full Article
What is the Barbell Complex?
There are very similar to circuit workout. But it is done with barbell exercise. It is the workout that combines 4 to 6 exercises back-to-back for 5 to 10 reps without taking rest in between the exercises. Of course, this is depending on your fitness level. You will not leave the barbell from your hand until all the exercises are done. You rest for 1-3 minutes and do them again for a number of sets. Hence, the name Barbell Complex!
What are the benefits of the Barbell Complex?
Strength training plays an important role in maintaining your overall health and fitness. Strength training makes you stronger and fitter. It strengthens your bone. It helps to manage your weight. Specifically, on fat loss in a long term! Strength training helps to improve your body posture. Guess what, strength training also helps to build your confidence. If the training is done wrong, you could be injured. That is the one thing you need to avoid.
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I will share with you my 5 tips for injury-free strength training and lift longer.
Strength training is great for everyone! Strength training is based on the principle that muscles need to work to overcome resistance. When you do it repeatedly, your muscles will work hard and grow. After a period of time, it becomes stronger. Putting it in a simple term, it is the activities we do every day. From walking, carrying our books, lifting boxes from the ground, pulling out our drawer and pushing it back in and from standing up and sitting down from a chair. The only thing we need to do is more repetition and add loads while doing the activity.
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For example, lifting the box from the ground is similar to a deadlift exercise. When you need to stand up and sit, is very similar to a squat exercise. This shows that we have been doing the resistance exercise with very lightweight, or should I say body weight. All we need to do is to add resistance which allows our muscle grow.
My fitness goal is to build the strength of Powerlifter because I want to be competitive. However, I have a day job as an engineer working in an Oil and Gas Industry and I am married to a beautiful wife. Believe me, as we grow up, time is the greatest asset!
What can I do to manage my work, marriage, and my side-hustle? I need to train smart and to do that I based my training program on my 10 commandments of fitness training. I hope these commandments will help you to achieve your fitness goal and bring your fitness journey to the next level.
I was preparing for my first Powerlifting Meet
1. You shall train with purpose.
Firstly, please start with a purpose before you perform any form of training. What is your purpose of training? That is the first thing that needs to come into your mind right before you step into the gym or even in the field. What is your purpose of training? Do you want to build a stronger squat? Do you want to build a stronger deadlift? Do you want to run faster? Do you want to jump higher? Do you want to fix your movement?
Your purpose will give you the drive to train more. With a purpose in mind, no obstacles will stop you from training.