now it's time for the ladies to shine
We covered the men already, and if you haven't checked out that list, here it is. But enough about the men, it's time for the ladies. Bad ass, strong as hell, ladies. Deadlift more than most of the guys at your 24 hour fitness center ladies. Not afraid to pee a little in the middle of a heavy squat session ladies.
Our criteria to make the list is very simple again; be strong, be interesting, and have less than 10,000 followers on Instagram. As awesome as the women on our list are, we know that we probably missed some good ones, so let us know who we missed! Like our Facebook page so you can leave a comment and tell us where we dropped the ball or email us at email@example.com
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
- Albert Einstein
10. Jessica Buettner @djessicabuettner
21 years old, lean, and just repping four plates like it's no big deal. She was an IPF raw world champ in 2016. She is also a collegiate athlete. With this strength level, there's probably not much she couldn't excel at athletically.
9. Jen Thompson @jenthompson132
I wonder if this kid knows that his mom is stronger than most of his friends' dads. If he does know, I hope he makes a point to let them know. Jen is another IPF world champ. There are a few of those on the list. You might think they grow on trees, but they don't. They grow from protein shakes and deep squats. #mymomisstrongerthanyourmom
Close grips of 225lb with my awesome kid doing a heck of a job spotting! Sporting my awesome @barbellbrigade T. Thanks!@serropark #girlswhopowerlift #peachgangmember #powerbuilder #usapowerlifting #aesthetics #iphonesia #coachathlete #athlete #sbd #thompsonsgym #sspnutrition #ipf #strongmom #strongwomen #thompsonsgym #strongkids
8. Kelly Reece @Kelly_reece_cf
Here is a lady that can do just about everything. Powerlifting, CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, and probably scored really high on her ACT's. Sometimes life just isn't fair.... But seriously, there does seem to be a lot more women that can transfer their skills effectively across the various lifting disciplines than there are men. Why is that?
7. Kaitlyn Harlan @ktxx22
Almost a 1,200 pound total. Pretty respectable for a guy getting into powerlifting. Pretty amazing for a woman. Kaitlyn says she has also lost 84 pounds. That's good proof that getting stronger through powerlifting can also have some pretty awesome results on your physique.
Best #Deadlift of the day at 465 lbs which is a 5 lbs meet PR! I ended the day with 420/270/465 for an 1155 total which is a 50 lbs meet Total PR for me! Such an amazing day! Shout out to my amazing team and family! @mdisbrow @mrs_disbrow @freelin_itsince1988 @bowman_tong_fit @_the_kraken_ @oklap @jodie_lanae @jabez_burford thank you for all you do for me! #Deadlift #disbrowstrength #LexenXtreme #Powerlifting #girlswholift #girlswithmuscles #arnoldclassic2016
6. Bonica Lough @bubblypowerlifter
ANOTHER world champion. How about a 1,400 pound total this time? When you break it down that's close to a 600 squat, 300 bench, and 500 deadlift. If you're a man, and you see this woman warming up to squat in your gym, just save yourself the embarrassment and leave. You will thank us later.
#throwbackthursday - back in April 2016 doing SSB front squats. Don't know what's on the bar honestly since I don't know what the bar weighs 😂 none of us in the gym knows. ⚫️💛⚫️💛⚫️💛⚫️💛⚫️💛⚫️💛⚫️💛⚫️ Use my promo code "Bubbly" to buy your supplements and you'll get 20% off your order and "Bubblypro10" for 10% of your protein order! ⚫️💛⚫️💛⚫️💛⚫️💛⚫️💛⚫️💛⚫️💛⚫️ #promerasports #promerasupplements #yellowandblack @promerasports #ssbfrontsquats #tbt #ghettobooty #frontsquats #powerliftingvideo #powerlifter #powerlifting #USAPL #usapowerlifting #rawpowerlifter #girlswholift #girlswhopowerlift #eyeontheprize #dedication #gymlife #workethicisnotdead #squat #bench #deadlift #bubblypower #bubblypowerlifter #teampromera #neonyellow #promerasports #purplebelt #fuledbyconcret
5. renae @ironangel26.2
Two plates on the bench is a pretty huge number for a woman. I would equate that to hitting four plates for a man, if not even better. Renae isn't afraid to call out creepy online guys when she sees them either. So you're going to want to follow her for the entertainment at least. #noyoucan'thavemyusedsocks
225lbs. Personal Record. (💥Trolls: save your hate comments. I delete and block. I don't have time to reply to negative ignorance. Google powerlifting bench technique and then worry about your own setup not mine.💥) I smoked 220 right before this and knew I had 5 more pounds in me. Been chasing this for a long time.. I never really thought I would catch it. 🙀 now what will I chase?? 🙆 side note: yesterday's training went horrible I left the gym crying and the sweetest lady that works there told me just now that she had been praying for me for the past 24 hours. I had just literally benched what I dream about nonstop and THOUGHT nothing could feel better than the moment I hit 225. Anddddd then someone tells me they just prayed for me nonstop for 24 hours and proved me wrong... THAT feeling trumped my PR high... ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I'm on top of the world right now.
4. Cassaundra @cass_Squats
It's pretty easy to tell by her name that Cassaundra squats. We can also tell by her Instagram that she has tried some strongman events too. There is no doubt that it takes a lot of dedication in the gym to be able to do well at both. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for a list in the future that covers strongwoman competitors specifically.
3. Heather Connor @stayfit_with_heather
Strong things can come in small packages. She's sponsored by SBD, so we are pretty jealous of that. She also deadlifts over 3.5 times her body weight. Get out your calculator and figure out how much you have to deadlift to match that....
364lb second attempt at IPF WORLDS RPE 5. Competing in the 47kg weight class.It's no wonder deads are my favorite lift. I think I was more concerned if @bryce_tsa was back in the warm up area eating my twizzlers and idk can't have that.. Came up quick so I could hurry back to check. #IPF #theipf #sbd #sbdusa #deathlift #deadlifts #deads #ipfworlds #killeenclassic #usa #teamusa #47kg #girlswhopowerlift #a7 #usapl #usapowerlifting #texas #squatsandscience #fitfam #ikillyou @squatsandscience @a7intl @girlswhopowerlift @sbdapparel @sbdapparel @usapowerlifting
2. Sandy Pants @sandypantsss
She is a Feed Me Fight Me athlete, which is another awesome company. Check them out if you haven't before. Sandy gets training advice and guidance from the Lilliebridges. That's not fair. No wonder she seems to be getting stronger and stronger. #feedmefightme #teamlilliebridge
1. LeeAnn Hewitt @hewittleeann
No, that isn't a typo. This is a woman squatting 579 pounds in knee sleeves. AND she is only a teenager. So... this teenage girl squats more than most grown men I know that powerlift as their primary hobby. I think it is safe to say she has earned the number one spot on our list. #holyshit
To God be the glory. Through God all things are possible😇. On Tuesday afternoon I placed first at IPF Worlds for all categories and became the overall subjunior world champion. I squatted 579 pounds (a subjunior and junior world record), benched 253 (a subjunior and junior world record), deadlifted 524 (an OPEN, subjunior, and junior world record) and totaled a subjunior and junior world recored. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout this journey including friends and family and @ariantank for coaching me!!!! I would also like to thank @boyntonbarbellcenter and @limitlesssc #9for9media
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