He was always the scrawny kid in school - he barely weighed 50kg when he was 15. His body changed quickly when he started going to the gym, and the rest was history when he fell in love with the sport of powerlifting at 18.
Now, the 24-year-old Army Intelligence Specialist is a powerlifter and personal trainer who can lift up to 260kg in his deadlift.
His usual training routine included hitting the gym five times a week for three hours each session. Watch how 3rd Sergeant (3SG) Tang has adapted his routine to stay strong during the COVID-19 circuit breaker period:
In case you miss the video, here are the tips he mentioned:
- Don't fret if you don't have weights or dumbbells at home. You can still build muscle through bodyweight exercises like push ups, pull ups and triceps dips.
- Use the circuit breaker as an opportunity to work on your weaknesses. Most powerlifters neglect their core exercises - try out planks, sit ups and crunches. Focus on the basic workouts before moving into variations.
- Buy a resistance band online. This simple equipment can be used for a variety of exercises including deadlifts, seated rows and bicep curls. 3SG (NS) Tang plays around with a three-piece set of bands for his workouts.