Mandeep Khatkar

Weightlifting Coach

Squat: 505
Deadlift: 505
Bench: 415
Clean and Jerk: 365
Snatch: 235

Qualifications:

NSCA CPT
NCCP Level 1 Track & Field Trained
NCCP Level 1 Weightlifting Trained
9 Years Experience

About Mandeep:

Here are a few quick facts about me:

  1. I competed with the Kajacks Track and Field Club throughout my teenage years
  2. I lost 135lb of bodyweight when I was 19 years old (315lb to 180lb) once I moved on to hypertrophy training
  3. The most recent sport I’ve been pursuing is Weightlifting
  4. I am currently very focused on learning what it takes to build the best power, Track & field, and Weightlifting athletes.

Turning Point:

I have a background in track and field, but I began to pursue strength training when I was 18 and continued for about a year or so. While strength training, I was able to hit a 505lb squat, 505lb deadlift, and 415lb bench while weighing around 285-295lb. A hip injury unfortunately put a hiccup in my strength progress, so there I was, 19 years old, sitting at an unhealthy bodyweight of 315lb. I made a very conscious decision and a promise to myself to lose weight (since I wasn’t able to lift heavy at the time due to the injury). I cut down from to 180lb in less than a half year

Motivation:

I believe strength and speed are both skills that can be worked on to certain degree, and most people can do amazing things that they never thought possible. My goal is to coach at the highest level one day. I’ve been a Weightlifting coach since 2016 and started the Deepstrength team back in 2017 (follow my page on instagarm @deepstrength ). I have coached multiple athletes up to the Senior Provincial and Junior National levels. Here’s one quote I’ll leave you with that will give you an insight on myself, “Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter.” – Dan Reeves