Coach Cari Surprised Herself This Morning! Find Out Why!
I wanted to write this short post for 2 reasons:
- To recognize Coach Cari (because I know she's too humble to do it herself)
- To show you once again:
- that everyone, regardless of if its a coach or student, will often underestimate themselves
- that you can be strong without being big and bulky
Here is a play by play of what happened this morning during deadlifts:
Me (Coach Adam) to Coach Cari: "I want you to give the 175 trap bar a try next round."
Coach Cari: "What!?!? There’s no way."
Me: "Don't worry. I will be watching you. If it doesn't look right, I will tell you to stop."
Coach Cari: “Okay.”
Coach Cari (upon stepping into the trap bar and grabbing the handles): "I'm not even going to be able to get this off the ground."
She proceeds to lift it off the floor with perfect form on the first rep, then proceeds to lift it 6 more times!
Me (admittedly somewhat mockingly, but in a good way): “I thought you said you couldn’t lift it?”
So for those of you keeping track at home, Coach Cari, who weighs a little over 120lbs, lifted 175lbs 7 times!! Based on that, it can be estimated that she could lift almost DOUBLE her bodyweight once! I have a feeling she most definitely could since the only reason she stopped at 7 was because the round ended. This is after being part of the Get Fit Family for less than a year, not as if she did powerlifting before she started with us.
Congrats Coach Cari, that’s a huge accomplishment!! And she was able to accomplish that while still being able to fit through the doorway without turning sideways (aka being huge and bulky). This is real data, from someone you all know, have met, and trains the same way you do that SHOWS you can still be strong and be lean. In fact, if you want to be lean, you must be strong, that’s just how it works. Stop giving yourself the excuse and lift heavy!