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Progress videos of heavy lifts (more to come!)

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Date: September 27. Video is of a conventional deadlift single rep of 260lbs…no belt! Here is a link to the actual video online 

Date: November 25, 2013. Sumo squat training, 210lbs for working sets! Here is a link to the actual video online

 Date: December 13, 2013. Sumo deadlift AMRAP (as many reps as possible) for 10 at 245lbs. *Never mind my embarrassing Sharapova exertion screams…Here is a link to the actual video online

Welcome!

Hello!

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
  • Nutrition
  • 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 

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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.