My grand daughter aged eight often says to me “Grandmas are strong aren’t they”. Its just a fact of life for her. I say “They sure are” as I watch her do twenty cartwheels on the spot without being dizzy!
Qlds Strongest Women 2016
Static Monsters 2016: #1 Overall Ranking, #1 Axel Deadlift, #2 Log
Pretty & Powerful Novice Powerlifting First Place
Arnold Classic Third place
This level of fatigue is not a great place to be and I found myself feeling depressed. My lifts felt slow and hard. I started to question my worth, whether or not I ever deserved to be sharing the powerlifting platform and the strongman arena with some of Australia’s strongest.
The last 2 years being involved in this sport have done so much for my self-esteem. I am very proud to be part of a sport that has helped me let go of body image issues. I have developed a more confident body image, no longer being ashamed of my imperfections or feeling like I have to live up to someone else’s expectations of what I should look like.
While most would have given up on lifting weights after undergoing emergency brain surgery and disc replacement surgery – Alli G held strong.
Not only will lifting weights make you mentally tougher it will make you physically tougher, as Mark Rippetoe says “strong people are harder to kill”
Her determination to grow and learn sits on the forefront of my mind. “I’m growing in this sport every day and there’s so much to learn”. says Martha, “The adrenaline on the field is what drives me, the feeling of strength is unexplainable, and it’s so addictive that if I could I’d train all day every day.’
…’She believed she could, so she did’… I relate to this quote so strongly because it represented the mindset it took for me to not only realise my goals in this sport, but life in general. I had no exposure to strength sports when I first started playing around with a buckled old barbell and…