Christy James - Powerlifter

Author: Jonathan. L, owner - Models Observer
October 2017

1. Tell us about yourself and how long have you been powerlifting?

Competing since September 2015.

2. How did you get into it?

I started out in crossfit and realized I was stronger than a lot of women in the gym. There was a fundraising lift for a local animal shelter, and I decided to try it. I've been hooked ever since

Working it up.. 305 for 5

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3. What are your best lifts?

Squat 315, Bench 148, Deadlift 380.

4. What is your lifting technique like and how did you develop it?

Literally started at the bottom, learned all my form from my coaches at Targhee Athletics, as I had never lifted before. Lots of reps and hours spent learning and growing. Form always comes first and foremost for me and at 41 it's crucial

5. How do you utilize your diet as a way to maintain your weight while increasing strength? What is your caloric intake?

I try to eat as clean as possible. Protein and carbs balance are crucial for me. I can definitely tell in the gym when I let my diet slack. Caloric intake fluctuates depending on my training block so anywhere from 2000-2500 calories.

6. Please describe your daily/weekly training. Which muscles do you target to improve lifting?

Big three, 3 times a week with accessory work each session, and then I spend one day just doing accessory work, mostly for bench, which is slowly progressing. It is by far the hardest lift for me, but I am determined to master it.

7. How do you monitor your strength building process in squat, bench and deadlift?

You know, I don't really monitor. Just keep increasing weight every week on the bar. But I am definitely open to suggestions on how to monitor.

8. Which lift is easier for you, and why?

Deadlift, it has always just come natural to me. I have always had powerful legs and back.

9. Tell us about some of your most memorable moments in powerlifting so far.

I am amazed every competition I do, how supportive the powerlifting community is. This happens at every single meet! But probably my most memorable moments are those where I have broke national and world records.

10. How do you successfully grow your mental strength in addition to physical strength?

Mentally lately I have struggled. But I have an AMAZING support team behind me in my husband, Johnny, and coach Jeremy Clifford, who keep me focused and help me see the big picture. Physically I work the program and give 100% every time I approach the bar.

11. What do you like doing away from powerlifting?

I enjoy the outdoors, being with my family and volunteering with the 4-H program for kids.

12. What is your favorite motto/quote in life?

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul in fire.

13. Future goals?

To crush it on the platform and to go 9 for 9 the hard way. Also to qualify for World's in Las Vegas in 2018.

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