We were pumped to sign up member Justin Rodger @xtheprogjrx months ago as we were short on weightlifters! Now our weightlifting has grown and he goes and switches back to powerlifting! In any event we still love him and check out his questionnaire about his time at Mettle below:
1. What brought you to Mettle in the first place?
When I moved to Regina to attend the University of Regina, I knew that I was going to need a gym equipped for Power and Olympic lifting. Mettle was the second gym that I dropped in at but from the second I stepped through the doors I knew that this was going to be home.
2. What was your first impression? How has that changed?
My first impression of Mettle was that its a place where work gets done. You step inside, take in the quality of equipment, the bright yellow wall, and the sheer amount of poundage available to lift and it makes you want to get in there and pick up something heavy! Plus it helps that everyone's PR's are on the wall and some of the gym records are BIG! I don't think my impression has changed but it certainly has been reinforced. The community of lifters is always ready to help each other and will push you to work harder. I dare to go in when the big strongman guys and gals are lifting some huge weights and not get excited to train!
3. What was your first "bright spot" or highlight of your training?
I think the big highlight has come recently since I've switched back to focusing on powerlifting. I hit a lifetime PR 505lbs deadlift and basically cemented my decision to focus on lifting big again.
4. What are you training for now?
I'm not currently training for anything other than lifting some bigger numbers. But I think the powerlifting family would like me to compete sometime soon haha!
5. What's your favourite Mettle memory?
So far my favourite Mettle memory was our move to the new location. Walking into the new smaller space cranked up the atmosphere in there at least five notches. If you have been lifting for years or are just starting out, lifting in a space that makes you want to lift more is an amazing treat!
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