This blog is intended to chronicle and document my journey from a world of general fitness and cardio into the world of “powerlifting”. As a young fitness female, I’ve learned that by the nature of our culture, I’m susceptible to a lot of marketing, myths, untruths, fads, false promises. As a result of that, I’m also acutely aware of the potentially damaging self-criticism that comes with this lifestyle, because I’ve fallen victim to it and have had to rebuild (mentally and emotionally), countless times…
I want to share my journey: past, present, and future for those who are interested in debunking, de-mything, and exploring one person’s experience of what happens when a female ventures into the male-dominated world of powerlifting! I am looking to challenge the ideas that women “bulk up” or become “manly” when powerlifting, and affirm that lifting heavy has incredible benefits for building/maintaining aesthetics and building lean muscle to create sexy physiques while building bodies capable of incredible and impressive strength.
What this blog will hopefully contain:
- My steps in progress (starting with Week 1 training data)
- Progress images/data
- Discussions of approaches/methods/techniques
- Honesty in emotional/physical “ups & downs”
- Setting goals and competition results
- Responses to questions, comments, concerns
- Support, inspiration, and information for current (or potential) female powerlifters
Upcoming post: I’ll introduce myself, my history (fitness and pre-fitness), my plan for powerlifting, current data (physical information/stats & current lifting data), and other resources I’ve found to be invaluable.