Member Spotlight - Gary "Screamer" Young
Where are you from: Sydney, Australia
What is your occupation: Credit Risk Manager at CBA
Do you like Kebabs: Only if it has chilli sauce.
What were your lifts when you started: 160 / 135 / 200 @ 73
What are your lifts now (Squat, Bench and Deadlift): 221 / 135 / 235 @ 75
Do you compete in lifting:
Just recently started. I currently hold the Deadlift and Total
records for the Senior 75kg weight class.
What is the most important thing you have learnt at PTC: Train insane for the gains. Lift with your heart and not your ego.
Why do you train at PTC: Love
the environment, equipment and the lack of machines. I love it how
everyone helps one another to reach their goals.
How many curls can you do: I don't curl. I bench press and deadlift to get that pump in my arms.
Where did you train before PTC: Fitness First
Why did you change from your previous gym: Got sick of being told off for deadlifting too loud; sick of the bros curling in the squat rack; sick of the chicks doing bosu ball exercises in the squat rack; sick of people doing anything other than squatting in a squat rack!
Can you briefly describe your average
Breakfast: light breakfast, toast, juice, coffee;
lunch - previous night's cooking which is usually rice and meat + protein shake.
Light dinner; fruit throughout the day. I eat Nandos about twice a week. Their Supremo burger is awesome for gains.
What do you do outside of PTC: If I'm not working, I'm training; if I'm not training, I'm either at work or the missus is annoyed at me for lifting all the time.
What are your goals: To get
Strong as F$^#&
My long term goals are: Total Elite before mid 2014.
Short term goals: Total Master by Nationals in June 13.
If you didn’t spend all your time at PTC, you would be: Fighting the bros and cardio bunnies for the squat rack at Fitness First.
Name one thing you would add/subtract/change about PTC: Would be perfect if the gym was located closer to where I live so I didn't have to drive 40+ mins each way.