Athlete Articles — Clifton Pho

The Bright Side - Why Injuries are a Good Thing?

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The Bright Side - Why Injuries are a Good Thing?

by Clifton Pho What? How can injuries possibly be a good thing? Disclaimer: Obviously injuries are not inherently good, but there is a bright side. Context is key. I used to feel depressed and defeated when an injury would prevent me from training properly. I used to think that it'd be the end of the world. My dreams and goals are crushed in an instant, I can't even squat let alone walk without pain. How can I even compete in the coming weeks? Injuries are a way for the body to tell you something very important. Something is amiss and...

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Why Powerlifting?

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Why Powerlifting?

For me it all started the day I walked into W-95, which was where the University of Alberta Powerlifting Association (UAPA) was born. I remember I was a first year university student, taking my first look at what would be my home for the next few years.I was drawn into the rawness of the training environment and was greeted by a friendly stranger who later became my friend. I started to train quite regularly in W-95 and soon enough, I found my whole day centered around that room. Part of it was in pursuit of another PR, but the thing...

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