At Longevity Exercise Physiology Edgecliff, Lindfield, Marrickville and Randwick, our Exercise Physiologists and Exercise Scientists pride themselves on practicing what they preach. Read today’s story on Longevity’s trainer, Mitchell Hooper who is in his final year of his Masters of Exercise Physiology at the University of Sydney, compete in a weightlifting competition.


On the 2nd of June, 2019, Mitchell Hooper competed in the NSW State Championships for the Australia Powerlifting Union. Despite a fractured left hand sustained earlier that day and participating in his first powerlifting competition, Mitch finished 1st in the under 120kg weight class and 3rd overall male in a field of over 100 lifters. With a deadlift of 332.5kg and a total (of squat, bench and deadlift combined) of 790kg, Mitchell set two national APU records.


Mitchell is now preparing for the APU National Championships from November 9-11 in Perth, hoping to add an Australian title to his state title and qualify for the 2020 International Powerlifting Federation world championships held in Belarus.


His best lifts from the day (squat 292.5kg, bench press 165kg, 332.5kg deadlift) are shown below:



Follow Mitch’s progress for the National Championships by following him on Instagram; @mitchellhooper.

If you are looking to increase your strength or lifting technique call Mitchell directly on 0450 919 952 to book a session, or alternatively call Longevity Exercise Physiology on 1300 964 002.


Written by Mitchell Hooper.