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by Joanna Rieber   One of my lowest moments in powerlifting came at me by surprise in June of 2016 at IPF Classic Worlds in Killeen Texas. I ‘bombed out’ on bench – my strongest lift. I had medaled at IPF Classic Worlds the year before with the very same weight that failed me three times that day. There was no really good explanation for the question that everyone kept asking – what had happened? Honestly, I may have felt markedly better about the whole thing had I had a really great explanation – injury, hard weight cut, illness –...

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by Joanna Rieber STRONG ENOUGH Many of you know me as a 52kg CPU/IPF lifter. Some of you know me as a mom and as a physician. Not many of you know my history with food and eating disorders. Now given that I’m 40, we are talking about almost ancient history. However my past gives me an interesting perspective on a trend I’m seeing more of in powerlifting. To be honest, I was somewhat surprised to find disordered eating lurking in the corners of the powerlifting world. From the outside the sport really does embrace women of all shapes and...

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