POWERLIFTER

The Squat is known as the King of all exercises. It is one of the favourite exercises among bodybuilders, strongman, sprinters, weightlifter and of course the powerlifters. A squat is even one of the powerlifting sport. Hence, it is one of the must exercise that will work every component of your body and highly technical, especially when you are going to for a heavy squat! Now let me share to you the five benefits of squat and the reason why the squat is known the king of all exercises. 

I was working on 140kg, 6 sets of 3 reps back squat.

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I started Powerlifting at the age of 21 and I was a late bloomer in the fitness arena. That period of time, I do not have a proper coach to guide this journey. A close friend of my, David Liaw was the person who introduces me to powerlifting. My source of learning was from Coach David, Uncle Google, and Sir. Youtube. I literally do not know anything about Powerlifting that I even Squat on the Smith Machine most of the time. It was indeed a bad option to stick to Smith Machine almost every workout. I had the assumption that it was just the same as free weight squat. I learn from my mistake and move forward.

DEADLIFT

205kg Deadlift during my first Powerlifting Meet

 

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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.

IMG_7184 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.

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