Lifting in the Time of Coronavirus

Lifting in the Time of Coronavirus

Originally written for the WOGPT blog, cross-posted here with permission Having lived in Bangkok, Thailand for the entire time I’ve been a powerlifter, I’ve never had the luxury of having a “home gym,” or even a training partner. The sport is growing here, but we certainly don’t have the type of training environments available in other parts of the world. Because of that, I’ve always lifted, and competed, on my own. I never really thought about how that might be…

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7 Years

7 Years

Like me, you’ve probably heard that every 7 years, all of the cells in your body die & regenerate. Every 7 years, you essentially become a new person. I’ve fact checked this story, and while it’s definitely not accurate, the concept still resonates with me because…. 7 years ago I was the least fit person I knew. I didn’t exercise. I barely even walked anywhere. I knew next to nothing about calories or #nutrition in general. I was living in…

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6 for 9: My Worst Meet Yet (But Also Kinda My Best)

6 for 9: My Worst Meet Yet (But Also Kinda My Best)

Well, that was *not* how I planned for this day to go, but I learned a *lot* of good lessons and hopefully will be a better competitor for it in the future. Today was my 7th #powerlifting meet in 3 years! Broke my old #squat & #deadlift records and added 17.5kg to my total since May 2019 (now 315kg). Took home two gold medals 🏅 for the open & M1 in the 63kg weight class (weighed in at 62.1)! Still hold all Thai national records for…

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27 White Lights: My 6th Powerlifting Meet

27 White Lights: My 6th Powerlifting Meet

Best. Day. Ever. First time ever going #9for9 AND getting all #whitelights ⚪️⚪️⚪️ for every attempt across the board, AND hitting a new #pr for every lift 💪! Won 🥇 in my weight class in the open and masters 1 and qualified for #tpf nationals in the 63kg class (open & Masters 1). Clanked my way home on the BTS with two fancy new medals! HUGE thank you to everyone who made this day awesome! @teamgpt programmed the perfect #peak and meet day strategy and sent me encouraging texts while flying back…

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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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Dexa Data: Fit or Fat?

Dexa Data: Fit or Fat?

Last year I decided to cut weight from 64-ish kg down to 55-ish kg. Partly because I wanted to see if I could actually do it (I wasn’t sure if I had the willpower and discipline needed to intentionally cut weight), partly because I felt like my weight was getting away from me a bit and I wanted to feel a little more in control, and partly because I wanted to see if I would be more competitive in the…

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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 first 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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You CAN Do a Pullup

You CAN Do a Pullup

I was once told that “some women just can’t do pull-ups”. Nope. I don’t believe it. And if your goal is to do a pull-up, you shouldn’t either. For sure, pull-ups are hard, and they take training and dedication, but if it’s a goal of yours and you’re willing to commit to it, I believe you can do one. And once you can do one, you can do multiples. The reason I believe in you is because after two years…

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