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    John Cheah
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Here are the facts of today's training: 1. I made a 100kg touch-and-go power snatch double. 2. I made a 102kg touch-and-go power snatch double (will play power or nah!). 3. I am really, really happy about that because they are 8kg and 10kg jumps from my previous power snatch max for 1 rep. 4. It is now my personal mission to eradicate ignorance in the lifting area. "How should I know you were trying something? I was just walking through the gym!" Is not a valid excuse. Find a park.  #weightlifting #themightytights #unapologetic #oly #couldhavebeenatriple #anger #inconsiderate
Here are the facts of today's training: 1. I made a 100kg touch-and-go power snatch double. 2. I made a 102kg touch-and-go power snatch double (will play power or nah!). 3. I am really, really happy about that because they are 8kg and 10kg jumps from my previous power snatch max for 1 rep. 4. It is now my personal mission to eradicate ignorance in the lifting area. "How should I know you were trying something? I was just walking through the gym!" Is not a valid excuse. Find a park. #weightlifting  #themightytights  #unapologetic  #oly  #couldhavebeenatriple  #anger  #inconsiderate 
Hit a 117kg snatch for the second time in 2 weeks and reeled in another personal best: a 145kg clean and jerk.  The 117kg was counted as a no-rep because of an arm bend (see if you can spot it), but standing up with that weight made it count in my books. The 113kg lift on my second attempt that did count (not shown here) however, ties the national U94kg Snatch record (because I weighed in at 86.7kg instead of my usual 84.whatever). All in all, a great day!! Congrats @hookgripdreams @triciatanlee and @niner1alpha for awesome performances, this bodes well for the full power of @crossfittanjongpagar coming in hot at the National Championship in March 💪  Thanks once again @coachjamestaylor - I seem to be doing this a lot but having you as a coach over the past 10 months has been phenomenal!  To God be the glory, the best is yet to be ❤️💙💛 #weightlifting #opexfit #forgedinTP #oly #snatch #cnj #themightytights
Hit a 117kg snatch for the second time in 2 weeks and reeled in another personal best: a 145kg clean and jerk. The 117kg was counted as a no-rep because of an arm bend (see if you can spot it), but standing up with that weight made it count in my books. The 113kg lift on my second attempt that did count (not shown here) however, ties the national U94kg Snatch record (because I weighed in at 86.7kg instead of my usual 84.whatever). All in all, a great day!! Congrats @hookgripdreams @triciatanlee and @niner1alpha for awesome performances, this bodes well for the full power of @crossfittanjongpagar coming in hot at the National Championship in March 💪 Thanks once again @coachjamestaylor - I seem to be doing this a lot but having you as a coach over the past 10 months has been phenomenal! To God be the glory, the best is yet to be ❤️💙💛 #weightlifting  #opexfit  #forgedinTP  #oly  #snatch  #cnj  #themightytights 
Walked in to train with major DOMS from Tuesday's Assault Bike session and walked out with a new 290lbs/132kg Power Clean double 🎉🎉 #iamopex #opexfit #forgedinTP #clean #oly #weightlifting #lululemonsg
Dress down Wednesdays 😂 All the best in Miami this weekend @jordan.fitzharris!  #forgedinTP #budgysmuggler #flamegame #themightytights #twinsies
The new season begins next weekend with the @asiachampionships qualifiers! I remember being pretty burnt out this time last year and with a year of getting some mental and physical recuperation, I'm beginning to find an excitement I've never found before in past cycles of competition, even through my years of performing.  There is a special kind of calm that arises when you know things physical, mental and spiritual have been aligned. Maybe that's when you #findjoy  #themightytights #opexfit #iamopex #forgedinTP #asiachampionships 📷: @wod_chaser
The new season begins next weekend with the @asiachampionships qualifiers! I remember being pretty burnt out this time last year and with a year of getting some mental and physical recuperation, I'm beginning to find an excitement I've never found before in past cycles of competition, even through my years of performing. There is a special kind of calm that arises when you know things physical, mental and spiritual have been aligned. Maybe that's when you #findjoy  #themightytights  #opexfit  #iamopex  #forgedinTP  #asiachampionships  📷: @wod_chaser
Don't let shapes define you. We ran the third and final rendition of Si Ti Kay over the weekend, and it has been 4 and a half years since the first instalment in 2012.  Si Ti Kay has been for me both marker and masterclass in my growth as a performer. My notions of storytelling and physical movement have been challenged, molded and poked by Effendy (@very_shy_gurl) and I have always emerged from each process with new questions, answers and beliefs.  Here's to more uncomfortable answers, truthful movement and ever-flowing questions!  #sitikay 📷: @shawnbyrondanker
Don't let shapes define you. We ran the third and final rendition of Si Ti Kay over the weekend, and it has been 4 and a half years since the first instalment in 2012. Si Ti Kay has been for me both marker and masterclass in my growth as a performer. My notions of storytelling and physical movement have been challenged, molded and poked by Effendy (@very_shy_gurl) and I have always emerged from each process with new questions, answers and beliefs. Here's to more uncomfortable answers, truthful movement and ever-flowing questions! #sitikay  📷: @shawnbyrondanker
Tenderness // Brutality  Si Ti Kay (2017)  @m1sff 📷: @shawnbyrondanker
Tenderness // Brutality Si Ti Kay (2017) @m1sff 📷: @shawnbyrondanker
When it rains, it pours! Hit a 7kg PR on a 2 rep max front squat at 152kg and went for broke, making one out of 2 at 155kg 🎉😌 My clean/front squat ratio is pretty high, which means a new clean PR is potentially just around the corner!  #iamopex #opexfit #themightytights #weightlifting #oly #squat #forgedinTP
When it rains, it pours! Hit a 7kg PR on a 2 rep max front squat at 152kg and went for broke, making one out of 2 at 155kg 🎉😌 My clean/front squat ratio is pretty high, which means a new clean PR is potentially just around the corner! #iamopex  #opexfit  #themightytights  #weightlifting  #oly  #squat  #forgedinTP 
Looks like cutting the hair made a good difference! Worked up to a 1RM Snatch today and hit a new 113kg PR.  Things were feeling good so I added some weight and matched the current U85kg and U94kg national record, 115kg.  The team was screaming at me by this point so I went for broke and unofficially broke both records with a 117kg (257lbs) snatch 🎉🎉 Caught a bonus 120kg at the bottom and as you can see, it's not that far off.  What a day!! Really stoked for this upcoming season. @coachjamestaylor @opexfitness ❤️you guys! Thanks for the encouragement team @crossfittanjongpagar To God be the glory, the best is yet to be ❤️💙💛 #iamopex #opexfit #themightytights #weightlifting #snatch #oly #asiachampionships
Looks like cutting the hair made a good difference! Worked up to a 1RM Snatch today and hit a new 113kg PR. Things were feeling good so I added some weight and matched the current U85kg and U94kg national record, 115kg. The team was screaming at me by this point so I went for broke and unofficially broke both records with a 117kg (257lbs) snatch 🎉🎉 Caught a bonus 120kg at the bottom and as you can see, it's not that far off. What a day!! Really stoked for this upcoming season. @coachjamestaylor @opexfitness ❤️you guys! Thanks for the encouragement team @crossfittanjongpagar To God be the glory, the best is yet to be ❤️💙💛 #iamopex  #opexfit  #themightytights  #weightlifting  #snatch  #oly  #asiachampionships 
A couple of weeks ago, an old friend told me that he hasn't seen me filled with this much peace in a while, and I'm happy to say that I fully agree with him. 2016 has been a year spent in a stew of consistent routine; a quiet year compared to a crazy 2014 and 2015.  Many things I've believed about myself have been eroded and clarified, many things have changed, but enough have remained steady for me to have not lost myself in the process. There are those who have walked close with me through the year and have felt the fear, sadness and disappointment, but also the excitement, thanksgiving and joy.  2017 begins with me not being suddenly grateful nor thankful about things, for that has become a state I try to gravitate to on a daily basis. To God be the glory, the best is yet to be.  #themightytights #findjoy
A couple of weeks ago, an old friend told me that he hasn't seen me filled with this much peace in a while, and I'm happy to say that I fully agree with him. 2016 has been a year spent in a stew of consistent routine; a quiet year compared to a crazy 2014 and 2015. Many things I've believed about myself have been eroded and clarified, many things have changed, but enough have remained steady for me to have not lost myself in the process. There are those who have walked close with me through the year and have felt the fear, sadness and disappointment, but also the excitement, thanksgiving and joy. 2017 begins with me not being suddenly grateful nor thankful about things, for that has become a state I try to gravitate to on a daily basis. To God be the glory, the best is yet to be. #themightytights  #findjoy 
When I first started this tempo front squat progression of a 3-second descent and a 2-second hold at the bottom, @coachjamestaylor drummed into me the importance of being honest with the tempo, regardless of weight. I was only getting a proper set of 115kg for 5 at the time, but decided to swallow the pride and stick with a very modest increase per week to keep the tempo.  3 months later, the load numbers are rearranged and it is a 151kg front squat I'm standing up with a 3-second descent, 1-second hold.  My previous 1RM was 145kg, no tempo.  Merry Christmas to all the coaches at @opexfitness, you guys change so many lives and bodies for the better ❤️ #iamopex #opexfitness #forgedintp #squat #oly #tempo #themightytights
When I first started this tempo front squat progression of a 3-second descent and a 2-second hold at the bottom, @coachjamestaylor drummed into me the importance of being honest with the tempo, regardless of weight. I was only getting a proper set of 115kg for 5 at the time, but decided to swallow the pride and stick with a very modest increase per week to keep the tempo. 3 months later, the load numbers are rearranged and it is a 151kg front squat I'm standing up with a 3-second descent, 1-second hold. My previous 1RM was 145kg, no tempo. Merry Christmas to all the coaches at @opexfitness, you guys change so many lives and bodies for the better ❤️ #iamopex  #opexfitness  #forgedintp  #squat  #oly  #tempo  #themightytights 
There is a kinship you find in shared struggle. There is a friendship you find when your perception of the world clicks with another's and you find similarity amidst a host of life experiences. There is love when hearts are understood and actions demonstrate that understanding.  May we be thankful for those who have shared that with us this Christmas. May we be thankful for the Pioneer and Perfecter of that kinship, friendship and love.  #christmas #dance #thesamwillows #stay @thesamwillows 📷: @corinneeeecher
There is a kinship you find in shared struggle. There is a friendship you find when your perception of the world clicks with another's and you find similarity amidst a host of life experiences. There is love when hearts are understood and actions demonstrate that understanding. May we be thankful for those who have shared that with us this Christmas. May we be thankful for the Pioneer and Perfecter of that kinship, friendship and love. #christmas  #dance  #thesamwillows  #stay  @thesamwillows 📷: @corinneeeecher
Looked through some photos of the year before and found this one. I remember the space surrounding this house on a hill in the middle of Tauranga-- a sea of green hills on one side and the Pacific Ocean at the other. There was a trampoline built into the ground outside the house and the feeling of flight was real.  Try it wearing only @bambathers for some real freedom 👙  #throwback #newzealand #trampoline #gymnastics #tbt 📷: @buffalochua
Looked through some photos of the year before and found this one. I remember the space surrounding this house on a hill in the middle of Tauranga-- a sea of green hills on one side and the Pacific Ocean at the other. There was a trampoline built into the ground outside the house and the feeling of flight was real. Try it wearing only @bambathers for some real freedom 👙 #throwback  #newzealand  #trampoline  #gymnastics  #tbt  📷: @buffalochua
I look like @everesther when I perform an L-sit on the rings. Core is getting stronger so I don't have to use Boomerang on these videos #win  #jokes #notthatbad #badenough #gymnastics #lsit #cheahsiblings #forgedinTP
FINALLY getting somewhere with being more efficient in the muscle up! I used to tire fast on this movement, but 7 sets of 6-7 reps today felt buttery 😚 this was set 4.  #iamopex #forgedinTP #muscleup #asiachampionships
FINALLY getting somewhere with being more efficient in the muscle up! I used to tire fast on this movement, but 7 sets of 6-7 reps today felt buttery 😚 this was set 4. #iamopex  #forgedinTP  #muscleup  #asiachampionships 
I'm pretty happy with the way the #OPEXWinterClassic turned out: a squeaky save on this snatch, moving and pacing well through previously weak movements and feeling like I could give a bit more in the sprint to the finish.  The greatest feat, however, is completing all 40+ minutes of this to the entire Disney Princess Anthology playing in the background 😝  #iamopex #forgedinTP #mentalstrength #ilovedisneytbh
I'm pretty happy with the way the #OPEXWinterClassic  turned out: a squeaky save on this snatch, moving and pacing well through previously weak movements and feeling like I could give a bit more in the sprint to the finish. The greatest feat, however, is completing all 40+ minutes of this to the entire Disney Princess Anthology playing in the background 😝 #iamopex  #forgedinTP  #mentalstrength  #ilovedisneytbh 
60s max calories on the Assault Bike with @darylcz and @dyl.goddard giving a bit of a surround sound encouragement. Hit a big PR on this 🎉  #forgedinTP #iamopex #assaultbike
60s max calories on the Assault Bike with @darylcz and @dyl.goddard giving a bit of a surround sound encouragement. Hit a big PR on this 🎉 #forgedinTP  #iamopex  #assaultbike 
A year ago, we brought Si Ti Kay to Thailand for the Bangkok Arts Festival. The show returns to Singapore in 2017 for the M1 Fringe Festival from January 4th to 6th!  Tickets are on sale now at www.sistic.com.sg, with only 50 seats per show! I don't get on stage much now because of other commitments but this opportunity was a bit too golden to pass up. See you there?  #m1fringefestival #sitikay #theatre 📷: @very_shy_gurl
A year ago, we brought Si Ti Kay to Thailand for the Bangkok Arts Festival. The show returns to Singapore in 2017 for the M1 Fringe Festival from January 4th to 6th! Tickets are on sale now at www.sistic.com.sg, with only 50 seats per show! I don't get on stage much now because of other commitments but this opportunity was a bit too golden to pass up. See you there? #m1fringefestival  #sitikay  #theatre  📷: @very_shy_gurl