I know there are a lot of strong women on this board, and some serious competitive lifters…I by no means wish to insult anybody by posting some of my wife’s lifting stuff over here, but she has come a long way.
wifey was a hs and college vollyball and bb player, when we met she was 31, and playing in a rec soccer league, and only doing cardio. I started her lifting weights and in about 3 years she got pretty darn strong.
255x3 raw deadlift with hook grip, 300lbs belt
225x3 raw squat (below parallel) and 300x1 belt and knee wraps
135 push press
155 bench press
then in her late 30’s the injuries started to accumulate, 2 severe hamstring tears, neck and shoulder issues, stress fracture in her pelvis, and to cap it off she had 3 orbital fractures when kicked in the face while down playing soccer.
heavy lifting has been out for 2-3 years, I have had her doing pretty much crossfit style stuff, with light weights or just bodyweight stuff in circuits for high reps.
last 2 months, the hip and hamstring have been doing better, and she has started squating and doing trap bar deadlifts with some “real” weight as of late.
recently she did 165x10 in the squat 100% raw.
today she hit a 230lb trap bar deadlift for 3 reps. she also did 250x1, but i had camera issues and missed that one.
here is the 105kg x 3:
like I said, I by know means am trying to brag that the misses is something special as far as lifting goes, especially on this forum with all the very good lifters here, I am just proud of her as for the longest time, after having to go through physical therapy, cortico-steroid injections, and aggressive medical pain management, she thought that she would never be able to lift “heavy” again, if at all.