Name – Kasey Mumford
Age – 36
Strength Based PR’s – DL firstname.lastname@example.org; PR email@example.com;SQ 5x5@60kg;
Where do I train? – Project Warrior, Wollongong NSW
How long have you trained strength? – 9 Months
What do you like about strength training? – I have tried lots of different forms of exercise and was one of those girls who thought that if I ran 5km a day, then I would look like a supermodel. At some stage after the birth of my second child, I got to the point where nothing was working anymore. I was totally frustrated. That’s when I decided to start lifting weights. The best things about training strength are that your progress is measurable and it’s the most efficient form of training for fat loss. We are also fortunate at Project Warrior to have great trainers and experienced lifters who are happy to chat to you about general health issues, so I would have to say another great thing about strength training is being part of a supportive community.
What’s your favourite lift? – Squats.
What’s your training Achilles Heel? – Probably mobility, particularly making sure my legs, glutes and hips are mobile because I personally find that if I don’t pay enough attention to them then they repay me with lower back pain.
How does your best mental and best physical strength manifest itself in everyday life? – I find strength training is a great way of relieving stress and anxiety because when you are lifting, there is really nothing else you can think about except how your body is moving and the bar. I always walk out of the gym with a clear head.
Can you tell me a lifting cue, or approach or some advice that really hit home recently? – If you squeeze and twist your little toes into the ground at the bottom of your squat, it will help your knees to stay out when you are driving up…Oh, and writing “Worst lifting day ever” in your training journal is negative and useless so don’t ever write it! Write notes that will remind you what you need to focus on next time instead.
Thanks Kasey x