She gave up Strongman to compete in grip strength competitions. And she excels.

She gave up Strongman to compete in grip strength competitions. And she excels.


So after Strongman, I hurt my back. So it’s limited me from competing in
Strongman again, which I love that sport. So it’s nice to be able to challenge
myself again without hurting my back. Cuz the weights are so
much lighter than what my back can handle. When I’m deadlifting in Strongman, I mean, the girls I’m competing against
are deadlifting 500 pounds easy. And my back just couldn’t tolerate that. So with the axle bar,
it’s thicker, there’s no knurling. You can’t use wraps or anything. So my deadlift is less than 50% of
what I can actually deadlift, but because grip’s incorporated, it’s
still completely challenging to me but not in a way that’s risking injury. [MUSIC]>>[APPLAUSE]
>>I’m a PE teacher in Caldwell at Canyon Springs. It’s the alternative school out there. Something new I can
teach my kids at school. You never know what’s gonna capture a kid,
right? For me, I always liked lifting. I had a passion for it. But for a lot of kids, they don’t like it. They don’t see what it’s important and
stuff until they buy-in and start doing it. So you show them a different event and
their like, that looks kind of fun, I’ll try it. And then they get endorphins. And then they get addicted to it. And then they wanna keep doing it. And then they have a passion for
leading a healthy, active life just because they
wanted to try something new. So I really do like that and
getting to represent what I do. And I feel like it really does
motivate my kids, which is fun. [MUSIC]>>Easy!>>Deadlift!>>They were excited to see them, yeah. Some of them were wearing them
around all day, so that was cool. [BLANK_AUDIO]

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