A barbell with plates on the floor
I’ll probably never lift as much ever again, lol.

How Lifting 205 Kg Helps Me Become a Better Designer

Nguyen Tran-Ngo
Oct 1, 2020 · 5 min read

It was Saturday, January 6, 2018. I walked into the gym unlike any other day before. Today I will have deadlifted more than I ever did. Or I might also (be) dead (during the) lift.

I walk up to the bar on the floor. Somewhere in the distance, I can hear the faint murmurs of people around. My brain instantly ignores this. I spread my arms and take a big deep breath then…