After competing in powerlifting this past year and earning his name in the record books, Ali decided it was time for a new challenge – setting his sights on weightlifting. On Saturday May 27th, Toronto Athletic Club trainer Ali El-Mokadem attended his first ever official weightlifting competition at the Toronto Pro Show! The pro show was held at the Metro Convention Hall and had many competitions including bodybuilding, wrestling, weightlifting, and much more.
Months of training had paid off as Ali took home 3rd place (bronze medal) in the 105kg weight category! To earn his bronze medal, Ali completed a 210lbs Snatch and a 275lbs Clean and Jerk. The experience brought a ton of competition knowledge which will go a long way in the future. Ali would be the first to admit that completing a lift in training and completing a lift in competition are totally different animals.
If you are interested in learning more about the experience or have any questions about weightlifting in general, you can connect with Toronto Athletic Club Personal Trainer Ali El-Mokadem at firstname.lastname@example.org.