Category Archives: Weightlifting

Power Racks at Evo Fitness (Saigon)

New Powerlifting Gym in Saigon (Evo Strength Fitness)

Last week I had the chance to visit Evo Strength & Fitness, the newest powerlifting gym in Saigon that can also accommodate Olympic-style weightlifting. The gym is located in District 7 at the Luxcity Apartments. Daniel Frazier, the owner of Evo Strength & Fitness, is an avid powerlifter who decided that he wanted to have […]

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ACTN3 and the super-sprinter variant

ACTN3 and the super-sprinter gene (I got it)

ACTN3 and the super-sprinter gene is the gene found in elite athletes around the world. The ACTN3 makes a special protein This the “…controls fast-twitch muscle fibers, the cells responsible for the speedy tensing and flexing of the muscles involved in sprinting or weight-lifting“. Many elite athletes have one mutation, I was surprised when my […]

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Saigon Sports Club awesome upgraded Crossfit box

Well, we all been waiting for this since the summer now. Saigon Sports Club finally upgraded their Crossfit box for Crossfit Q7. The new upgrade includes 21 Squat racks and over ten of each 20 kg men’s and 15 kg women’s bars. The Crossfit area is huge and brightly lit. This is a big difference […]

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CrossFit Thao Dien

Saigon’s CrossFit box – CrossFit Thao Dien

Since I started working outside in 2013, I got to see the development of CrossFit firsthand. In Kazakhstan, I was a member of Reactor CrossFit and CrossFit Bruteforce in Almaty. Both boxes gave me a perspective of CrossFit that I never saw before. It was nice to see members doing the same Olympic Weightlifting lifts […]

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Best Saigon Gyms for Weightlifters

Edited on: July 24, 2018 If you are a weightlifter, such as myself, finding a good gym in Saigon can be challenging. Until the summer, 2014, I actually struggled to find a gym that will allow me to do the classical Olympic weightlifting exercises; Clean & Jerk and Snatch. Most gyms just do not like […]

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