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TPA Meet Recap: My Third Powerlifting Meet

TPA Meet Recap: My Third Powerlifting Meet

Waaay back in March 2018, I competed in my second meet with Thailand Powerlifting Alliance (my third meet overall). Because this meet was so close in time to my annual USAPL meet in CT coming up in July, I treated it as a training day, rather than a formal meet. This means I didn’t specifically train for this meet (no peaking, no taper), I just went in and performed. As usual, I had a blast. I love competing, and in…

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949: USAPL Meet Recap: Smart Choices & Good Lifts

949: USAPL Meet Recap: Smart Choices & Good Lifts

A few weeks ago I competed at my second USAPL meet at Gleason Performance in CT. (Technically, it was my fourth meet overall, but the other two were here in Bangkok with Thailand Powerlifting Alliance.) I absolutely love competing! It is so much fun to test out what I can do under competition conditions, and to have goals to work towards. Having the record of specific dates when I hit new PRs, and building on those numbers several times a…

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Lighter & Stronger: My First #USAPL Powerlifting Comp

Lighter & Stronger: My First #USAPL Powerlifting Comp

It’s taken me AGES to write this recap, but I’ve been inspired by #usapl Raw Nationals this weekend to finally get my act together! This past July, I competed in my firstĀ USAPL powerlifting competition. My only previous comp was the first official full powerlifting meet here in Bangkok, so I was super excited to see how a well-established competition would run. It was awesome! Here are my highlights: Weight & Weights: -10kg off my body +10kg on my total One…

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Am I a real powerlifter now?

Am I a real powerlifter now?

I did it! Yesterday was my first powerlifting meet and it was awesome! I’ve been training for this meet specifically for the last 13 weeks, with a program written for me by my coach, Ten, based on the Juggernaut peaking program, and yesterday was the culmination of all that work. From the beginning of this training block (in October) here’s how I did (and I’m talking competition legal lifts here, not partial squats): My squat went from 70kg to 90kg…

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