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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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#5 Minutes Truth: The Ten Living Truth to achieve life fulfilment

I got these learning from Instagram. I believe it is worth to share it here. These are the Ten Living Truth to achieve life fulfilment that you desired.

  1. The average human life is relatively short.
  2. You will only ever live the life you create for yourself.
  3. Being busy does not mean being productive. 
  4. Some kind of failure always occurs before success.
  5. Thinking and doing are two very different things.
  6. You do not have to wait for an apology to forgive.
  7. Some people are simply the wrong match for you.
  8. It is not other people’s job to love you, it is yours.
  9. What you own is not who YOU are.
  10. Everything changes, every second. Learn to adapt. 

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#5 MINUTES TRUTH: People who don’t have GOAL usually work for people who do!

What are your life goals?

If you’re unable to answer this question, you are in trouble. Basically, you are not in control of your life. If you look at every single sport in the Olympics, they are always scoreboard to quantify leading team and ranks. That is how we quantify the winners. In this context, they are 3 groups of people. Number one, the people who achieve their goal. Number two, the people who fail their goal. The third group, the people who do not have any goals.  If you’re in the first group of people, great! Now, you need to set a bigger goal. If you’re in the second group, it is alright. You learn something and do not ever let failure stop you from achieving your goal. Thomas Edison said;

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

If he gave up after his first try, do you think we will recognize him as one of the greatest inventors of all? Of course not, it is because he has shown perseverance to achieve his goal.

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Now, the third group of people is the group you all should NOT be in. They are even worst who failed to achieve their goal. Zig Ziglar said;

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.

It is like a football team in a World Cup who said, “We do not need a scoreboard. We just want to play.” There no sense of purpose for the football team to compete in the World Cup who do not care about their score. Do not be in that group. Remember this;

People who don’t have GOAL usually work for people who do.

Let us go back to the questions again. “What are your life goals?” I am going to share with you my high level 6 F’s of Life Fulfillment goals. They are Faith, Family, Fitness, Financial, Friends, and finally Freedom. These are the elements that I focus on every hour of the day. If it is not part of your goal, be bold to decline it. Why? Because you are accountable!

Call to action: You need to spend some time to reflect what do you want to do with your life and take control. Be in an environment that allows you to focus. It could be at the beach, in the toilet, Starbucks and anyway that allow you to focus. Please switch your phone off and just use a piece of paper and pen. Start writing it down, and remember the first draft of your goal is usually bad. But you just need to start. Write it down and execute your goal every single day. Your goal may develop over time but remember to stick with it and learn to adjust.