TEAM GEN-TEC

THE REAL DEAL

MR WORLD

NICK JONES

GEN-TEC FOUNDER

NICK JONES

Nathan Wallace

NATURAL BODYBUILDING SENSATION

VICTOR DIMETRIEV

2 X IFBB MR AUSTRALIA

KYM JOHNSON

THE TECHNICIAN

Joel Ramintas

GEN-TEC

ANGELA TSIOUGOS

FIGURE CHAMPION & SPORTSMODEL CHA

SUE METCALF

Champion Strongwoman

NATHAN WALLACE - TR3

Ryan Williams

Current Australian number-one Under-125 kg bodyweight with second highest all-time Australian total (925 kg) at 124 kg bodyweight.

Born: 29th July 1977.
 

Birth place: Adelaide South Australia, home of GEN-TEC.
 

Best competition lifts: Squat 360 kg; Bench press 227.5 kg; Deadlift 345 kg.
 

Why I chose powerlifting: I chose powerlifting because not only is it an extreme test of physical strength but more so a test of mental strength and, believe it or not, strategy. You are afforded three attempts of three disciplines to create the best total. You must know your strengths and weaknesses and lift the most weight you can within the rules with only nine total attempts. In addition to this, I thrive on pushing myself beyond what is

considered possible.
 

Type of training I use: I have never employed a coach. Prior to competing, I studied the sport including exercise selection, programming, competition results and

recovery. I tried many training protocols until I realised what works best for me. I now exclusively utilise a super basic linear-type progression based on the simply theory of progressive overload. The majority of my training is like bodybuilding; you must be honest with yourself, work out what you suck at or where you are weakest and train it until you make it your strength.
 

Other sports or activities I enjoy: Growing up I competed in Aussie rules football, basketball and netball. I also loved skateboarding and motocross but my passion in the early years was competing in gymnastics. I have always enjoyed the outdoors and my spare time when not training is spent adventuring outback Australia, 4x4ing, hunting, fishing and camping.
 

Accomplishments in powerlifting: I hold most of the GPC Australia and Australian

Powerlifting sub-masters records in my weight class, as well as several open Australian records. I have competed since December 2013 when I won the Darwin GPC push pull (bench press and deadlift) competition as well as placing second nationally in sub-masters in this my first competition.
 

2015 – I was ranked top 10 in Australia in my weight class. Qualifying for ProRaw 7.

 

2016 – I placed second at the Gold Coast GPC nationals qualifier.

 

2016 – I placed second at the GPC national championships with the 4th highest all time Australian total.

 

2017 – I qualified first for the national championship by winning the Mackay GPC Powerlifting Nationals Qualifier.

 

2017 – I won ProRaw 9 at the Arnold Classic Australia, beating Australia and New Zealand’s best and a very strong American.

October 2017 – If I total over 950 kg in July, I have been invited to compete at ProRaw Big Dogs for first prize of $20,000. This will mean competing against the best of the best Super Heavyweights in the world weighing up to 180 kg + bodyweight.
 

I am currently ranked number one in GPC Australia and have the current highest total across all federations with second highest all time Australian total of 925 kg at 124 kg bodyweight.
 

My role model in the sport: Ed Coan, the greatest powerlifter of all time and someone I know personally who was at the top of the sport internationally for 20 years and a man that is eternally humble, someone that goes to great lengths to help everyone. A seminar I did with him and Dan Green (world record holder and current number 1 in the world at 110 kg bodyweight) changed my direction in the sport and the way I program my training.
 

My goals within the sport of powerlifting: On July 23, 2017, six days before I turn 40, I will attempt to break the Australian total record of 950 kg under-125kg bodyweight and beat the current number one ranked 110 kg powerlifter who has chosen to challenge me in the 125 kg weight class at the GPC Powerlifting National Championship. In 2018, I plan to squat 400 kg at under 125 kg bodyweight and total 1,000 kg. This has never been done by any Australian under 150 kg bodyweight.
 

In summary, I live by the famous powerlifting coaching mantra of Dave Tate of Elitefts and ex-champion powerlifter: ‘Live, learn, pass on.’