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ATP Foundation Series – The Squat Part 1: High Bar vs Low Bar

The ATP Foundation series is an in-depth article series for all powerlifters interested in fixing their lifting technique for raw powerlifting. The information presented within can be easily utilized by beginners and intermediate lifters, and is co-written by ATP...

Preparation to Worlds: Pre-competition Thoughts

It's just about 7 hours before my competition and figured I'd pen some thoughts down while I was relaxing here. Am I excited? The answer may come as a surprise, but no. This isn't because I don’t care about the meet or the competition, but through the years of...

Worlds Preparation – Last Thoughts on Prep

Today's post actually serves to help me reflect on my journey thus far and settle my thoughts, keeping me focused on the end goal. At this stage of prep, my accumulated fatigue is pretty high and I start to entertain some doubt and negative thoughts regarding the...

Preparation to Worlds – The Last Stretch

Hello! It was a crazy weekend over in Bangkok helping out at the Thai Powerlifting National Qualifiers and following it up with a Bench seminar as part of my World Class Powerlifting Series of Seminars with them. It was an awesome time and a great turnout. Hopefully,...

Preparation to Worlds – C3W1

After a successful deload week, it is time to head back into action and into a new training block again. My mindset for this block is to really try and enjoy every moment when I lift. What I realized from previous competitions was that when I started focusing on...

Preparation to Worlds – Cycle 2 Week 4

It was my deload week last week, so in going with the previous theme of recovery, let me share with you guys some of my thoughts on deloading and where people often go wrong. First off, in a typical deload, either the training volume or intensity will be reduced. This...

Preparation to Worlds – Cycle 2 Week 3

The awesome thing about recovery is that it guarantees a boost in performance. After all this is what we are all looking for when we do up our programming. After last week, I was harshly reminded of the importance of listening to my body - all the signs and changes in...

Preparation for Worlds – Cycle 2 Week 2

The highlight of my previous week is training would definitely be how I completely destroyed myself because I refused to listen to my body. I made a crucial mistake last week, and that was to ignore how my body felt. Over the weekend prior, I was very active, coaching...

Preparation to Worlds – Cycle 2 Week 1

The past weekend at SPO was awesome but crazy busy! We're really proud of all the Atlas athletes that competed! I started the new cycle of my program last week. In my previous blog post, I talked about how programming and proper planning could help in bringing your...

Preparation to Worlds – Cycle 1 Week 3

In today's post, I want to elaborate more on how I managed to bring my bench press numbers up. This is in response to one of the questions I get the most, which is 'How do I bring up my bench press?'. A mere 4 weeks ago at the Thai Powerlifting Open, I hit a PR of...

Preparation to Worlds – Cycle 1 Week 2

Based on my adjustments from the previous week, I knew what was going to happen this week. I had set it up such that this week's training would go pretty well. After all, last week was just the intro week, re-visiting the technique for the lifts so that training would...

Preparation to Worlds – Cycle 1 Week 3

Training Week (18 Feb to 22 Feb) Welcome to the official first post of my training blog! I am really excited to be starting this as I feel it will allow me to more clearly note down my training thoughts and reflections. It's the first week back into training and I...

Thai Powerlifting Open 2019 – My Reflections

Aside from being a super fun meet, TPO 2019 was a really awesome learning experience for me and I took away many valuable lessons about meet preparation that I’ll be implementing into my next competition preparation. First up… Weight Cutting Disaster As I mentioned in...

The Road to Thailand Powerlifting Open 2019

I am waiting for my flight to Thailand now and figured that I would do a little reflection on my experiences preparing for this competition. It has been quite a wild ride since the beginning of January 2019, and thus far, this year has really challenged me to grow and...

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