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In July, Walcott made headlines when she broke the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRFP) record for the heaviest cumulative lift for bench/squat and press, CNN reported. She registered a remarkable total of 1,620.4 pounds in the squat, bench press and deadlift at the American Pro competition in Virginia.

I love reading about women showing their power.

So impressed with her! Food disorder or whatever you want to call it, is really hard to overcome in my experience.

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Good job her!

Also, fyi, “food addiction” is not a legitimate diagnosis or addiction. You cannot be addicted to something you can never be abstinent from. You can absolutely have an eating disorder, but a “food addiction” is inaccurate.

I guess you could have addictions to a set of foods (sugar is already like cocaine).

I agree. Because by that logic I am not only a food addict, but also addicted to water and air. Sleep too.

Perhaps the more accurate term would be 'over-eating addiction' because consistently consuming more calories than you are using each day will definitely cause that scale to go up. After all, there is an 'Over-eaters Anonymous' program out there that many people have found helpful.

You should read Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes. It's sounding, from the research, as if fat gain is more "pulled" than "pushed." In other words, you start eating more calories because you're gaining weight, not the other way around. Her stress from the divorce may have seriously messed up her endocrine system, which is what dictates where energy goes when you eat it -- burned for energy, or stored in fat.

You don't often hear of people getting to 400 pounds by overeating protein, either.

[–] otterstrom 1 points Edited

Previously there was no formal diagnosis. Now there is more recently added the binge eating disorder diagnosis (BED). However not all people who overeat binge eat. Most most likely do, but it’s important to know that there is a distinction. Also important to keep in mind that diagnoses are largely bullshit so… that too!

In recent years I’ve seen medical/scientific articles just refer to it as “disordered eating” and I really like that phrase. It encompasses pretty much all of the psychologically rooted causes of eating disorders and probably helps those suffering from it know that it can become manageable.

Awesome! Powerlifting is such a fun sport, I hope more women join in.

Had to check the sub, initially I thought this was a Laurel Hubbard article. Great news! There's nothing cooler than women excelling and showing their strength!

Oh, you know I was all over that article looking for any signs of the 'space-invaders'. Probably just a matter of months before this too comes under assault from the woke crowd.

As far as I know, powerlifting doesn't entertain that woke nonsense

USA Powerlifting, as a National Affiliate of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) adopted, and follows the policies as defined by the IPF Medical Committee which impact the participation of transgender individuals in events sanctioned by USA Powerlifting.

Two areas of policy impact such participation:

The first has to do with the use of testosterone or other androgens, commonly used to assist in transition from female to male. By virtue of the anabolic nature of these compounds, they are not allowed, nor is a Therapeutic Use Exemption granted for such use for anyone. This applies to any and all medical conditions which might be treated through use of androgens.

The second area involves the participation of male to female competitors. Through analysis the impact of maturation in the presence naturally occurring androgens as the level necessary for male development, significant advantages are had, including but not limited to increased body and muscle mass, bone density, bone structure, and connective tissue. These advantages are not eliminated by reduction of serum androgens such as testosterone yielding a potential advantage in strength sports such as powerlifting.

https://www.usapowerlifting.com/transgender-participation-policy/

space-invaders

I hope you will not mind if I add this to my lexicon. I will associate it with mongoose. :)

Excellent post, sister, love to see powerful women highlighted here.

I really want to get into weightlifting. This is so inspirational.

Do it!! I had someone show me how to implement the workouts in a way that worked for me and even though I don’t go to the gym as much as I want to, it gave me such an appreciation for my body I didn’t have before.

The workouts were also 10000x more rewarding than the basic cardio I used to stick to on the treadmill or a bike. You feel the workout for days afterward and it feels great to have the reminder your body is listening to you and getting stronger.

Never had more feedback from my body than when I started lifting weights.

She is glorious.

Love her smile and those dimples and the look on her face in the photo where she's lifting. She looks so full of power and joy.