Athlete Articles — Nicola Paviglianiti

Putting the “Power” in Powerlifting

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Putting the “Power” in Powerlifting

A Squatting Scholar seeking to understand the strength of the sport within the humanitarian community. by Nicola Paviglianiti (this blog was originally posted on the Lift 4 Life website) Zimbabwe community center gyms. Lift4Life powerlifting. A little Canadian lifter taking a leap of faith and off to learn. That’s me!                        Introducing “me”. My name is Nicola Paviglianiti, and I am a Team Canada powerlifter in the female junior 52kg weight class. I balance being under the bar with the books, and I am currently pursuing my Masters degree in...

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Living the Life of a Little Lady that Lifts: Perspectives and Pointers from a Five-Foot-Nothing Female 52

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Living the Life of a Little Lady that Lifts: Perspectives and Pointers from a Five-Foot-Nothing Female 52

by Nicola Paviglianiti “Are you actually a man?” “Can I see your calluses? Can you flex for me?” “Would you win if we wrestled?” “Are you strong enough to make a grown man feel like a child?” “Be careful sweetheart! Are you sure you can lift that?” Little do they know I am still working with my warmup weights…. “It’s not normal for a girl to bench with the blue plates..” Referring to the 20kg’s I am about to lift. For reps. “…Would you consider bearing my children? You're very strong!” *** These are just a few of the countless...

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Powerlifting While Travelling - Your Guide to Gains

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Powerlifting While Travelling - Your Guide to Gains

by Nicola Paviglianiti   “Where are you now? You still train while travelling? How?”With my love for exploring the world, people are often surprised I still manage to get my lifts in while away from the comforts of my ‘home’ gym in Canada. If you love to lift like me, life would not be the same without powerlifting, and whether it be a conference, an internship, school, or a family vacation, my motivation to train always comes with me. Powerlifting of all sports isn’t the easiest for training abroad (when someone figures out how to transport a rack and a...

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