The Strength Journey is a collection of blogs relevant to three types of strength competitions: Weightlifting, Powerlifting and Physique. Since 2009, I have coached competitors for Figure, Physique, Bikini and Powerlifting events. I am still hoping to coach someone for a weightlifting event. This blog is to share our experiences as participants and coaches of the three sports. As a Master Competitor, I can provide specialized advice and other important aspects to other master lifters and physique competitors.
Below are the events I plan to participate in this year.
July 13: Powerlifting - Free the Iron, Hayward, CA
Aug 10: Weightlifting - Tomo Kono - Folsom, CA
August 24-25: Powerlifting - USAPL REGIONALS - Arizona, CA
Sep 12-25: Weightlifting - American Open 3 - Daytona, Florida
Oct 3: Weightlifting - World Cup - San Diego, CA
Nov 14: Weightlifting - American Masters - Seattle, CA
I am excited to be working with David Garcia USAW Weightlifting coach online. Even though I have made it to Semi-International Level, I still consider myself as a mediocre lifter. I have less than 4 years experience in this sport and need to overcome obstacles such as poor shoulder mobility due to previous injuries (Snowboarding). I started his online coaching program last June but took a short break to concentrate on the July Powerlifting event. Now I am returning to weightlifting and ready to pursue multiple lifting meets within the next few months.