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Every Rep Matters In this Deadlift Challenge

A testomony to the power and energy of the human spirit. The desire to go deeper, a spot inside you could have by no means been earlier than. An unexplained non secular pressure the place you exceed your individual expectations. Taking it to a different stage when it’s not about you. Understanding the why and objective of the mission.


At 60 years outdated, my private greatest deadlift for reps with my physique weight is at 205 kilos for 20 reps. Then got here alongside Diego and Marissa. Two extremely particular youngsters preventing the best battle of all.

Marisa and Diego fight the battle
Marissa and Diego will proceed to struggle the best battle of all. Beth Thorp

I strapped up and ready to offer my greatest. I glanced over at little Diego and Marissa. Diego gave me a giant thumbs up. Marissa gave me a brilliant, stunning smile. This was not a couple of private greatest. This was about how a lot I may give of myself to 2 youngsters I by no means met earlier than however understanding of their nice battle.

Rob with Diego and his Dad
Rob Fletcher, Diego, and his Dad Beth Thorp
Rob prepares for the deadlift
Rob Fletcher prepares to exceed expectations. Beth Thorp

I started the deadlift…

At 15 reps I started to weaken. I felt I might get eight extra reps max. Instantly, I’m at 24 reps, I pause. I take into consideration the challenges forward for each Diego and Marissa and the households. In that second, I heard my father’s voice… “Go Robbie Go. You ain’t carried out but son.”

I proceed, legs are fried. Once more, I pause, look over to Diego and Marissa who’re cheering and clapping. My coronary heart and spirit roar saying to myself ‘you bought extra’. I proceed. As soon as once more, I look over to the why “each rep issues” . . . Diego and Marissa lives matter. I nod to each; I scream out 5 extra reps. I look over once more, 5 extra reps.

Now, at 44 reps. My legs need out, I gave three extra reps. Massive TG brother Steve will get in my face, screams that I promised them 5! I get one other rep. Steve screams out for yet another rep…yet another!!! My knees start shaking.and had been about to buckle . . . a closing pull for a complete of 49 reps.

Rob goes over to hug Diego and Marisa
Rob Fletcher hugs Diego. “You might be my inspiration” Beth Thorp

The purpose of this story, the why and objective, was a lot larger than a private greatest. You’ll be able to far exceed all expectations. That is the place the place the unattainable turns into doable. At The Gymnasium (TG), the VIBE is totally different. Vastly totally different. We’re not solely a fitness center, we’re a tradition of energy and objective. A conviction to sturdy religion, beliefs, and values.  My coronary heart, ideas and robust prayers will proceed for Diego and Marissa.

TG Chula Vista “Each Rep Issues” Deadlift Problem. For each deadlift rep you carry out, TG Chula donates $1 to the Mitchell Thorp Basis. TG Founder George Jackson fashioned a robust bond with Brad and Beth Thorp after shedding their son forming The Mitchell Thorp Basis. Elevating funds for households and their youngsters identified with life-threatening sicknesses. Collectively we will encourage and carry others up. Give hope when others are about to surrender. Digging deeper to make a larger distinction in somebody’s life.

Pedro,George, Mike O, Mona, Rob,Clark
Pedro Aguilar, George Jackson, Mike O’Hearn, Mona Muresan, Rob Fletcher, Clark Bartram Beth Thorp



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