Inspiring. I'm just getting started with lifting heavy at age 45. I can't wait until I'm in the gym at age 75 and get to tell someone, "after doing it for 30 years you get good at it!"
I saw this woman at my gym today. Lone female form inhabiting the squat rack. She was doing proper ATG squats. I took a peak at the plates and she was squatting 80Ks. RESPECT. She was was not big at all. And boy those legs, my heart died several times!!
Few but ripe.
I used to bench heavy. Of course, I was heavier then. If only I hadn't gone down that wrong turn and ended up giving it up...
This was posted on my FB wall this morning: Is this Australia's strongest mum? on MSN Video
Apparently she's 51, can deadlift almost 4 times her own weight (which she says ranges from about 48-50kg, so she's pretty small) and she's not exactly covered in bulky muscles either (and she mentions something about how after training for 18 years, if she was going to get bulky she'd BE bulky!).
I've also seen some YouTube videos of women in the under 48kg category doing stuff like cleaning and jerking over 100kg... Wow. They're not exactly big girls (you CAN'T really be big and weigh that!).
Excellent story, thankyou. What an inspiration.
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