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I'm beyond excited I've found my people! Any competitive lifters??

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bloodyiphone Mon 18-Sep-17 21:41:10

I've just set up an account to say Helloooo, I've lurked on mumsnet for years and years!! I dread to think how many hours of my life reading posts.

So I'd love to chat generally to women who life as I bore my friends stupid, in fact I hardly have anyone to talk to other than my trainer and my poor husband who nods and tells me to be “careful”.

So I’d love to talk to anyone who does competitive lifting, or feels like they would love to take it to the next level?

I train 3-4 times a week, around being a mum, career etc, and it started as weight loss but now it’s just part of who I’am, I need it in my life – but I’m also hitting some really lovely heavy lifts and would love just maybe before I get to 45 try and get one competition done!! Not bikini, powerlifting or olympic.. but I don’t know what else is out there?

Is there just one where you can do a squat, deadlift and bench??

Excited to be able to talk about my hobby…and can’t wait to help and encourage others.

I started by accident, and 3 years later literally love my lumps and bumps and muscles and body fat and totally appreciate my body for the strong machine that it is.

bloodyiphone Mon 18-Sep-17 21:41:57

whoops should of said "lift"

cliffdramas Wed 20-Sep-17 07:31:40

Welcome! I don't compete myself but used to be around quite a lot of people who did before I moved. Can I ask why you don't want to try a powerlifting comp? The reason I ask is that you say you just want to squat, deadlift and bench which is exactly what powerlifting comps involve! Check out the British Powerlifting site, they will list nationwide competitions.

NeverTooOldForAnything Tue 26-Sep-17 05:38:35

Hi! 👋
I am doing my first powerlifting comp in November.
Like you OP I caught the lifting bug and train around family and career commitments, I can't imagine my life without it anymore!

Like @cliffdramas said, powerlifting is squat, bench and deadlift ; it sounds like you would enjoy it!

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