Friday, January 15, 2010
How I got here and my beloved trophy cabinet
So as some of you know, I have a background in Weightlifting. I competed as State and National level as a Olympic Weightlifter. For me, it was my passion. The adrenaline I would get being on the platform in front of a crowd was tremendous. There was nothing quite like it. There was always so much support, willing you to lift those weights up high in the air.
In 2004, I suffered a back injury, which pretty much saw me side lined. This was a big blow for me. I was the Number 1 ranked lifter for my weight and age category. I concentrated on my school studies and then joined the army at the end of 2005.
I still followed the results and friends who competed, but it upset me greatly that I couldn't be apart of it.
I continued to do general weight training, avoiding heavy back squats - from memory that was around 120-130 kilos back squats.
I missed competition and I was always interested in bodybuilding and figure competing. Being back on that stage would be a dream.
For me, I still have the medals and trophies. They are in my beloved cabinet. This cabinet is one of the most important things to me (some people may disagree, but this is my opinion, these medals and trophies hold precious memories for me). I miss being Number 1, I really do.
Attached are some pics of my medals for weightlifting and plaques etc.
I hope to make it in this new passion of mine and maybe one day I'll have another cabinet full of trophies and medals - but - THIS TIME it will be for Figure Comps.