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28 11 2021

Who is he and what is his Military background

Rob Clark joined 2nd battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment in 2007, and served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Selected for the Reconnaissance Platoon, Rob subsequently deployed to Afghanistan as a patrol interpreter, speaking fluent Pashto and rough Dari. Rob completed the Unit Intelligence Officer course in 2020 as a serving Reservist, and has represented the Army Powerlifting Union at the 2021 Inter-Services Competition. 

What does he do now

Rob transferred to the Reserves in 2016, whilst completing a BA in International Relations and Arabic, gaining a High First. He then went on to complete an MA in Conflict Studies from War Studies Department, King’s College London, getting a Distinction. Rob now works at the Henry Jackson Society as a Defence Fellow, where he undertakes research for both government departments, private institutions, and the wider public. Regularly providing evidence for the House of Commons Defence Select Committee, Rob also writes often for The Telegraph, and can be frequently heard discussing international politics and security on TalkRADIO, LBC, and GB News. 

Rob is a competitive powerlifter, competing in the 82.5kg class at the BDFPA Nationals in 2019, and the ABPU WPC European Championships in 2021, coming second with a 622.5kg total. His best lifts are a 230kg squat and a 260kg deadlift. Rob also won the Army Male Deadlift Class in 2021, with a 250kg deadlift. 

Favourite Combat Fuel Supplement

Rob Clark uses creatine monohydrate daily, along with The Pre-workout during his sessions. During longer powerlifting sessions, particularly on full SBD (Squat, Bench & Deadlift) days Rob uses Cyclic Dextrin and EAA+ for that intra-workout energy boost! Rob also swears by the Premium Whey Protein – Chocolate, of course! 

Article by: Robert Clark Combat Fuel Athlete