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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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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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straight up strength

straight up strength

I’ve been mixing up my training a bit over the last few months. Mostly because of travel (for work and for fun), but also because I love learning and I’ve had a few opportunities to work with different trainers which means I get to learn new things. Yay! My training (with Ten) right now is focusing on getting competition ready, but for the previous six weeks or so, I was training with Jeff Smith, who taught me some new ideas…

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why powerlifting?

why powerlifting?

I signed up for my first powerlifting competition this week, which just so happens to be the first ever powerlifting competition in Thailand too! (Yes, I’m probably going to repeat that ad nauseam for a while…) I am both super excited and also scared. How did I become a person who signs up for competitions based on feats of strength? Side note: for those who are not familiar with powerlifting, it is a form of strength training that focuses on three…

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