I heart powerlifting

I Heart Powerlifting (And I’m Not Bulky Or Masculine)

I Heart Powerlifting

I Heart Powerlifting

I spend four days per week in a gym; on days off, I pine to be there. I lift hundreds of pounds, sport smeary chalk prints on my sweat-soaked clothes and listen to cacophonous music at dangerously loud levels when I train. I attack large, bloody-rare steaks like a caveman. Am I a 275-pound shaved-headed dude with my bench total dangling as a charm from a gold chain around my thick neck?

Nope.I’m a 100-pound 30-something female food writer who has fallen in love with powerlifting.

Keep reading my story on blisstree.com

Competitive PowerLifter Secrets: What The Diet Industry Doesn't Want You To Know About Weights

Though I’m no longer powerlifting since an injury and surgery in winter 2012, I’m still a huge proponent of heavy lifting for women. We can do so much more than sling around the five-pound pink dummbells the so-called health and fitness magazines would have us believe we should be doing. And I’ll take every chance I get to say so!


Competitive PowerLifter Secrets: What The Diet Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About Weights

If girls started getting under the bar with some serious weight, the market for diet books, gadgets, pills, food-like products, exercise gear, Spanxx, and so-called health/fitness magazines might just entropy.

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2 thoughts on “I heart powerlifting

  1. Hi Dana,
    I too am a non-athletic, 30-ish, fellow foodie that has stumbled into this magical world of powerlifting. I must admit I believe I have caught the fever. I also secretly aspire to be a badass. I’m a strong woman but do not have the body to back it up. I have been in and out of the gym over the years prancing around with my 2 lb dumbells and Zumba-ing myself into a hot mess. Nothing has challenged me before like powerlifting. I have a lot to learn and a long way to go but I’m having a blast! So glad a ran across your blog. It’s refreshing to hear a similar story as mine and know that it didn’t kill you! I’m also from Western Kentucky who knows maybe will cross paths sometime.

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