This was my first power lifting meet.  When Britt and Dustin suggested signing up I thought “Hey, why not! My motto is you should try everything twice.”
To prepare for the meet I switched all my workouts at FF to focus on powerlifting (with the help of some awesome program writers). I lifted 2-3 days a week at FF and 1-2 days a week at home on our cable cross machine and with dumbbells. (The weights I mean, not Shaun). I started really focusing on this around the end of January, so that gave me about 4 months of prep time.
My experience at the meet was wonderful. Everyone was so friendly and positive. It was like we were all on one big team together and pushing each other to do a little bit more. Let’s face it, especially women can be extremely catty to each other. But at this meet for this day, we were all friends. It didn’t matter if this was your first meet or your 10th or if you were 12 or 60, we all cheered each other on and hoped for the best for each other.
I will definitely do another meet. I can’t wait for the next one. I love the challenge of seeing what youf body can do and pushing it to the next level. I am naturally inclined to have muscle, so I figure “Hey, why not capitalize on that?”
If I were to speak with someone thinking about starting powerlifting I would definitely encourage it. Lifting is not just about building muscle. It strengthens your heart, mind, body and soul. It has been life changing for me and made me a much stronger and happier person!

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