How Does it Feel to Be a Woman Powerlifter

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How Does it Feel to Be a Woman Powerlifter

Hey guys! Today’s topics is about me being a powerlifter.
I am proud to be a powerlifter!

I know I haven’t post anything about my powerlifting career because I feel like I let down myself to not being able to compete at the USAPL Nationals this October in Atlanta. Honestly one of the reason I didn’t make the Nationals it’s because first, I didn’t make the qualifying total for my weight class and second of all I was going to compete in June but I needed to cancel it because on April we got married in Bangkok, Thailand (April 8, 2016) and once I get home in Buffalo (April 20, 2016) I need to take care of our buddy Dino who got really sick and passed in April 26 which is devastating for my husband and I. April was very interesting month for me and my husband. Anyway, that’s another reason why I didn’t compete I loose track of my training and I didn’t feel like working out because I was grieving for Dino’s death and it was very tough to workout. Yesterday I was working out, doing lower body workout and I was doing singles and basically maxing out so that I know how much strength I lose but I was really happy that I didn’t lose a lot of my strength. And I was happy that my hubby was able to spot me during those tough workout sessions. I squatted 215 lbs x 1 and I am happy that I didn’t feel any pain during my session. I try to hit 225 lbs. but I missed it when I’m in the middle and good thing my husband is there to spot me. I’m very happy that I hit 215 easily and painless. Now how is it to feel to be a woman powerlifter? It feels great! Especially when people have no idea that you can lift more than them! 🙂 When we go out and meet new people my husband always tell people that I am a powerlifter and people are very surprised and always ask me how much I lift and when I tell them how much it is they are very impressed! That right there makes me proud of myself and my accomplishments! 🙂 🙂 🙂 even though I am not the champ in my weight class (103 lbs) I am proud of my performance and especially when I did a PR (Personal Record) for me that’s the most important thing when I compete. I always make sure that I beat my previous numbers from my previous competition. Of course I want to be the best but in this case I don’t think if I can beat the champ in my weight class, my goal is to be the champ on my state (New York State) and that’s the goal! Beat my previous numbers, make PR and be the champ in NY state! 

Here I want to share with you my previous competition in New England on November 22, 2014 and NY on January 23, 2016 and yes that’s the last time I competed. The reason I am so motivated to write on this journey is because my husband and I talked yesterday and I decided to compete again in Spring. I am looking forward to diet and be stronger again. I will make sure that within six month I will beat those January’s numbers. 

Are you interested on becoming a powerlifter? Nowadays, woman powerlifters are booming. If guys can do it, we can do it too! We can be strong like them! We can do anything if we wanted to! The thing that I love about powerlifting is I can do anything and I can be strong if I wish to. As long as I set up a goal I can do it! And you can too! 🙂 🙂 🙂

I want to share this other video it’s the Nationals last year in PA. Let me know what you guys think!

Let me know what you guys think about my form. Have you ever competed before? Are you a powerlifter like me? Which weight class are you and which federation are you competing? I’d love to hear from you!

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I am Maribeth and Tasteoflifebymb is my personal story sharing my passions such as cooking and recipes, travel and adventure, powerlifting and fitness, and much much more.

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