Since I was a little girl, I have been obsessed with strength. I quickly realized there was a general consensus that girls are weak, and boys are strong. If a boy threw a ball poorly, it was said that he “threw like a girl.” If a girl threw a ball poorly, no one said anything because that else would you expect? I hated that. I refused to accept that was just the way things were and became determined to prove wrong anyone who assumed that it was true. Thus began a lifelong interest in becoming stronger and better than most people expect a woman to be.
I have played organized sports for 20 years including baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tae kwon do, boxing, skateboarding, racquetball, track and more. And I have weight-lifted on and off since I was 13 years old, using barbells specifically for the past 2 years. Currently, I am pursuing a certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and have spent the past few years reading anything and everything I can about nutrition and strength training. I have used this knowledge to personally change myself from a 200lb+ mother of three who had let herself go after pregnancy, to a 50lb lighter barbell aficionada.
The reason I felt the need to create this blog is because there is a severe lack of content out there addressing women interested in training with heavy weights compared to the available content for men. I want this to be a place for women who are open-minded about lifting but might not know where to begin, or need more inspiration to keep pushing along. I want this to be a resource where you can find out what you need to know to become stronger, healthier, and perhaps an even better-looking version of yourself 😉 .
If you need to reach me for any reason, please fill out my contact form. And please, send me your own stories of how lifting changed your life!
– Lady J