USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
Back Squat: 125kg
My parents met in a gym and from then on I was raised by two gym rats. I’ve always been in the athletic sphere and spent many of my childhood days watching CrossFit classes. So, when I was 10 I tried out weightlifting, and since then it's been my sport. Since then, I've been to over 5 national events to compete in weightlifting and am at the gym 5 days a week, trying to better myself.
Anyone who has seen me lift knows I'm all mental. The reason why I don't reach goals is my mental state. A turning point in this mental struggle was after bombing out, missing almost all my lifts, at nationals. I felt like I embarrassed both myself and my coach, that the trip was a waste and my work was a waste. After many tears and thinking, I knew I couldn't stop. I couldn't let my mind win. So I came back as soon as my plane landed, put my head down, and got to work. Every day can be a mental battle but you win through consistency and the bravery to show up.
My purpose for coaching is to spread the joy that weightlifting gives me. I love uplifting lifters and sharing the mental insight I've learned over the years.