This past month I competed in my first powerlifting competition. Powerlifting has been a hobby of mine for the past year and I wanted to see how far I could push myself. I competed within the USAPL which is a drug tested federation and weighed in below 66 kg (145 freedom units). My goals were to beat a state deadlift record (spoiler alert: I did!) and go 9/9 on all of my attempts.
Last year was the first time I actually put my ego aside when it came to fitness and training. Well, I still have an ego though…Regardless, I’ve always wanted the chiseled body structure of a Greek God (RIP Zyzz). Not really. But I always wanted to just be healthy and become stronger. I never had the motivation in high school where I became envious of the football team and their stellar athletic abilities. I was able to hit the gym maybe once or twice a week during my senior year with my friend, but we had no structure. We were using all isolated machines. Most importantly, nutrition was the last thing on our mind.
I’m revamping my website to become a blog. This will serve as a means to show and collaborate with my interests in fitness, nutrition, technology, and fashion!