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Strength of Powerlifter, Endurance of Spartan Elite. #TheHybridAthlete

There is numerous debate between developing strength and endurance for an athlete simultaneously. Strength athletes like powerlifter believe endurance work weakens them and strips them of their precious muscle mass. Endurance athletes like marathoner believe strength work will add unnecessary weight from increased muscle and slow them down. It is indeed a challenge to manage between those two elements of fitness and of course there are some truths in that.

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#5MinutesTruth: You will lose what you don’t practice!

We have seen the great athlete like Stephen Curry who is terrific in three points scoring in the NBA arena. How can he be so great in shooting three points? He makes it look so easy on the court. It is very simple! It takes practice, practice, practice and practice. He made 77 three points shot in a row in practice before. Because of hours and hours of practice, he made the one three points score in the game too easy. 

 

Talents by Les Brown
Taken from the book written by Les Brown

 

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How did I prepare for my first Powerlifting Meet? #8TipsToKnow

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The Kuching Powerlifting Meet was held on the 6 January 2018.  I was inspired by David Liaw who is also my coach.  He was the first one to sign up. After a few weeks thinking about it, I also signed up for it to get the experience.  It was my very first Powerlifting Meet and I need to express my appreciation to David for programming my workout. He came in third in the competition and received the heaviest squat award with 200kg. Congratulation to you!

I managed to deliver a total of 8/9 lifting attempts. My top weight for my squat was 160kg, bench press was 110kg and the deadlift was 205kg.  The top weights gave me a total of 475kg. Overall, I am happy with my first official record.  

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3 Unforgettable Moments from 2017! #2017LifeReflection

Happy New Year!! It is already 2018! How was your new year celebration? I hope all of you had a great time in your new year with your family and friends. The purpose of this post is to share my top three moments of 2017. It is good to spend some time to reflect your moments from 2017. It is the moment that you are proud of and always remember.The beauty of doing so, it will allow you to drive your forward for a better 2018. Just imagine, you have a positive energy bank. So, every time you feel down. You can withdraw your positive energy bank to replace your feeling of being down. This will allow you to strive better in the year 2018!  Let us begin.

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This is my Spartan Beast story! Aroo! #SpartanRaceMy

Hello there! I just completed my Spartan Race Beast!

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My Spartan Beast medal! Aroo!

They live up to the name “BEAST!!”. The Spartan Beast was held at Iskandar Puteri, Johor on the 9 December 2017. It was 22 km with 35 obstacles race. It was a challenging race for me. At the end of the race, I got all kinds of cramps, bruises, cut and soreness.  It was not my best performance as I completed the race at the time of 4 hours 39 minutes. 

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How did I become the Fit Four Ambassador? #4EasySteps

I have been trying quite a number of gloves to suit my obstacles specific training. Why? I always get my calluses ripped, and it bleeds. Which cause downtime from workout. I came across Fit Four gloves. They are the official gloves for Spartan Race. I bought the Spartan Race OCR Slit Grip Gloves, and I have been using it quite frequently for my obstacle training. The training includes pull-ups, chin-up, monkey bars and rope climb. I simply love it! Please check their website, FIT FOUR GLOVES if you want to order one for yourself.

Here is the big question!

How did I become the Fit Four Ambassador?

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