Athlete Articles — Christine Castro

The Women of Powerlifting: Afterburn Barbell

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The Women of Powerlifting: Afterburn Barbell

by Christine Castro Powerlifting is a sport that we all know and love but did you realize the growth in women competing in the sport? Amazing.   I am blessed to be surrounded with women who are accomplished athletes on and off the platform. This is something I wanted to share because their stories inspire me to be a better lifter every day and I’m hoping to do the same to you. This article is the beginning to a series talking about the Women in Powerlifting and I am going to start it off with none other, than my supportive...

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The 22 Hours Outside of the Gym

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The 22 Hours Outside of the Gym

by Christine Castro  We are often asked about how our training is going and how well we did at our last meet; although powerlifters spend on average 2 hours a day training (or maybe more since us, powerlifters, love our rest in between sets, right?) what we don’t get asked much about is how we spend the other 22 hours outside of the gym and competitions.   Our training program can definitely help us get stronger but without the appropriate attention to nutrition and recovery can we really increase strength? Likely not.  In this article, I discuss the importance...

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