About Rob King

I am lifelong student of fitness, health, & building muscle.

 

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I am committed to my mission of helping and sharing everything I know to enlighten others and make their lives better.

 

My obsession with muscles started at an early age. I had some major influences growing up that must have planted a seed deep inside of me.

 

Those influences were, most notably, Bruce Lee, Arnold (Conan), and Batman.  Those were the big three who really influenced me in my teens.

 

I still remember my first workout like it was yesterday. My older brother was big into weights at the time.  I wasn’t.  I was a skateboarder.  (Picture me with shaved head, bangs, and Converse cons…hard to imagine, hey?)

 

Not really sure why, but I ventured into my brother’s room one day.  (Two brothers shared the bedroom.  We grew up in the small downstairs portion of a house. I grew up very modestly…but I had the best parents anyone could ever ask for!)  Anyway, I ventured into my brother’s room, and I started messing with some big old York concrete dumbbells.  I didn’t know what I was doing, but I sure liked it.  Something clicked.

 

A few years later, I was big into lifting weights, studying martial arts (earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do) and I had really started my education in fitness.  I started reading what was available at the time; every muscle magazine I could get my hands on.  Not long afterward, I started working at the YMCA across the street and I got a job on the desk.  From there I did their course and soon became a “trainer” at the YMCA.IMG_3918

 

I was already the go-to guy in the gym.  I loved fitness & I loved helping people.  Something else in my life had just clicked.  Another piece fell into place.

 

Soon after that I started university.  I was never a very good student. I barely passed high school and after failing out of university three times, I realized that school at that time wasn’t for me.  It was a hard lesson to accept, but in hindsight it was the best choice at the time.  One of the biggest reasons I didn’t do well in school was due to lack of focus. I was too busy hanging out late at night with close friends in a coffee shop.

 

I had started selling supplements while working at the ‘Y’ to my friends, and I slowly built a following of people who trusted me.   From there, along with a close friend of mine, Heavyweights was created over a napkin, a note pad and way too much cheap coffee.  It started with my bedroom in my parent’s house with a shelf full of supplements worth about $200.  From there I kept working 2 jobs and selling supplements to my network.

 

But I still wasn’t happy.  I eventually moved to Vancouver, but soon realized it wasn’t for me.  I came home, I worked hard for a few months in a book store, sold more supplements and wrote workout programs.  I decided to take the next step and to finally open a store of my own.

 

I  knew NOTHING about business.  Nothing.

 

It was a VERY scary thing to do with no loans, no credit, and no guidance, but I had to do it.

My first store was subleased from a computer store.  My brother knew the owner.  I had a whole 200 square feet to play with and never even had my own bathroom.  My business education was a very big wake up call.  It was far from easy.  These were straight up some of the best times of my life, but also some of the most stressful.

 

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My first big step was HeavyWeights Supplements In Churchill Square

 

I kept helping people and along the way I kept learning and training.  My interest in fitness compelled me to compete in three bodybuilding competitions and a power lifting competition, as well as getting my black belt.

 

A few years later, I opened a small gym and from there things progressed (sometimes painfully and slowly), and grew into Heavyweights Training Center.

 

As I write this to you now, I am very grateful to have found my calling.  I wouldn’t trade my love for fitness & my passion for being an entrepreneur for anything.

Currently I  co-own two gyms, HeavyWeights Training Center & HeavyWeights Transformation Center.  I love my “job”.

 

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Right now my life goal is to transform as many lives as I possibly can with my store, my gym, my blog and my programs.

 

I guess you could say I’m on a mission.

 

That mission involves learning from the best of the best and investing in my education. I travel often, and I learn everything I can, everyday.  I believe that the best investment is investing in yourself.

 

So keep reading my blog.  I absolutely promise to bring you the very best information.  Information to enlighten people like us who share a passion for fitness, health & life!

 

“Memento Mori”

Rob King

 

 

Competition Experience

 

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Competed in PowerLifting Nationals in St. John’s
– Placed 2nd Overall in M1 83 KG
Broke The M1 83 KG Squat Record (211 kg)

 

Competed at PowerLifting Worlds In Finland With Team Canada
– Placed 5th Overall in m1 83 kg
– Set a Commonwealth Deadlift Record (252.5 kg)
– Improved my total from 527.5 kg to 600 kg in 1 year

 

Competed at UFE Insurrection BodyBuilding St. Johm’s July 11 2015
– Placed 2nd Overall
– Placed 1st in Masters
– Got back to 170 lbs lightest since 1999 and had an amazing time

 

Competed at 2015 CommonWealth PowerLifting Championships In BC with Team Canada
– Winner Overall M1 83 KG Category
– 2nd in Squats (Silver Medal), 2nd in Bench Press (Silver Medal), 1st in Deadlifts (Gold Medal)
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2014 Competitions

Competed in PowerLifting Nationals in St. Catherine’s Ontario
– Placed 1st Overall M1 83 KG
Competed at PowerLifting Worlds In South Africa With Team Canada
– Placed 11th Overall in M1 83 kg

Competed at NL Provincial WeightLifting Competition

 

 

Some Of My Favorite Competition Pics

 

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