Lifter of the Week - Shawn Alexander - Rip Toned

Lifter of the Week - Shawn Alexander

This feature aims to highlight and acknowledge outstanding individuals who never stop pushing in pursuing their fitness goals. It is a tribute to all weightlifters, athletes and fitness enthusiasts who share the same struggles and obstacles, conquering fears and most of all celebrating victories. We are all in this together.

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Q & A with SHAWN


a. Where are you from?

Minneapolis MN


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c. What motivates you to train?

I like working towards improving something in quantifiable ways. For me powerlifting makes knowing if I got better pretty simple. I like hitting new prs.


d. What’s your greatest success in lifting?

My best success in lifting is founding the barbell club at the University of Minnesota and taking a team to usapl collegiate nationals 2019. I made this happen in about a year and a half.


e. What music do you listen to when training?

I like to to listen to hardstyle and other upbeat edm.


f. Who is your weightlifting inspiration?

I am very inspired by Bryce Lewis and Mike Tuscherer. They both accomplished a lot on the platform and continue on to educate other lifters.


g. Do you have any shout outs or people you’d like to thank?

Shout out Gopher Barbell, my club. And shout out my coachy boys in Minnesota. 😉

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