Member Spotlight - Derick "Mr Samwich" Thai
Age: 22 this year
Where are you from: Australia
What is your occupation: University Student
Do you like Kebabs: No
What were your lifts when you started: 60kg squat, 40kg bench, 60kg deadlift
What are your lifts now (Squat, Bench and Deadlift): 205kg squat, 115kg bench, 242.5kg deadlift
Do you compete in lifting: Yes I compete in GPC, I currently hold the Junior record for the deadlift
What is the most important thing you have learnt at PTC: Good hip mobility is crucial for being able to keep your knees out on the squat. Also, don’t let Trent spot you on squats from behind.
Why do you train at PTC: I love the atmosphere, and the people. PTC has everything I could ever ask for in a gym.
How many curls can you do: I’ve done the empty bar for like 35 reps
Where did you train before PTC: Fitness First
Why did you change from your previous gym: I got sick of the people, sick of the bro’s telling me I’ll hurt my back from heavy squats, sick of the crappy pop music blaring through the speakers, and most of all sick of seeing idiotic personal trainers cause more harm than good to their clients.
Can you briefly describe your average daily meals: On weekdays I pretty much eat the same thing:
Breakfast: 3 eggs, 2 toast, 2 cups of milk
Snack: some fruit
Lunch: Rice, lots of meat, some veggies
During the gym session: a sandwich which I’m famous for
After gym: milk
Dinner: Rice, lots of meat, some veggies
Snack: some fruit
Before bed: 2 cups of milk
On weekends I eat whatever, usually I go out to eat.
What do you do outside of PTC: Play guitar, hang out with friends, watch shows/movies, look for job
What are your goals: Get as big and strong as I can, but still be healthy
My long term goals are: 300kg deadlift
Short term goals: Improve my crappy bench
If you didn’t spend all your time at PTC, you would be: a skinny ph***ot
Name one thing you would add/subtract/change about PTC: More eleiko bars and more fans