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Russian Powerlifter Julia Vins Is Beautiful And Strong
Julia Vins shows her bicep muscle
Julia Vins began doing powerfifting at age 15. She trains 4 times a week, between 3 to 5 hours each time. What she eats usually consists of chicken, rice, vegetables, cheese, and eggs. There are some people who criticize her for choosing such a masculine sport. Vins was born in Engels, Russia on May 21, 1996.
In August 2014, Ms Vins entered the World Powerlifting Championships in Moscow and won the competition. She achieved three world records in the sum 440kg - these were 180kg (396lb) in the squat, 105kg (230lb) in bench press and 165kg (364lb) in the deadlift.
Bodybuilding Versus Powerlifting
I saw a discussion about this and there was a lot of confusion. In both people do weight lifting or another form of resistance training. Wikipedia says about bodybuilding:
Bodybuilding is the use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one's musculature. An individual who engages in this activity is referred to as a bodybuilder. In competitive amateur and professional bodybuilding, bodybuilders appear in lineups doing specified poses, and later perform individual posing routines, for a panel of judges who rank competitors based on criteria such as symmetry, muscularity and conditioning. Bodybuilders prepare for competition through a combination of dehydration, fat loss, oils, carb loading to achieve maximum vascularity, and tanning (or tanning lotions) which make their muscular definition more distinct. Well-known bodybuilders include Charles Atlas, Steve Reeves, Reg Park, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Juliana Malacarne, and Lou Ferrigno.
Bodybuilders like Arnold Schwarzenegger learned that doing poses makes your muscles more defined and also tire your muscles similar to doing exercises. Wikipedia says about powerlifting:
Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. As in the sport of Olympic weightlifting, it involves lifting weights in three attempts.
A squat is when you hold the weight at shoulder level and squat and then rise back up. A bench press is when you lie down on a bench and take a barbell with extended arms and lower it and raise it back up. A deadlift is when you grab a barbell that is on the ground and lift it up so you legs are straight. One that is not mentioned but used in the Olympics is when you lift the barbell off the ground and onto your chest. Then you straighten out your arms so bar is over your head.
So this is about lifting the maximum weight not looking good. In looking good the 2 things that make less muscle are fat and water. So some have tried to have less water by diuretics and have died of dehydration. Also in powerlifting it is good to have more fat and water weight because you have more mass to stabilize you when lifting heavy weights. Imagine having the strength to lift 200 pounds but having a mass of only 25 pounds. Note that Julia has a weight of about 140 pounds.
Now you know why bodybuilders and powerlifters can look very different. Also I do not like the look of artificial tanners. Actually sunlight can help your body to produce more vitamin D and nitric oxide. The way that Julia Vins wants to change the world is to get more females into this sport.
Eat Clean and Train Like a Beast
An article said that one reason that she did this was to increase self-confidence. In the picture above she is doing a martial arts kick to a dummy. The combination of more power and martial arts is a lethal combination. So in this world that we live in, we have men that are stronger than women and they (men) use it to their advantage.
So maybe this can save your life. I know a woman who had a terrible experience in a high school bathroom with 2 females and a male. Because teachers came into the bathroom at just the right time, it prevented it from it escalating into the most serious crime. But because of this experience, this young women will not go into a pubic bathroom without having it checked first.
This is a great blog story to read but is intense. So I highly suggest that you read it. It is called My Most Serious Phobia (Public Restrooms) And The Reason For It! Read it at My Most Serious Phobia Public Restrooms. It is by a 21-year-old genius in her third year in medical school. I figured that had to be her worst day ever. So I asked. She said it tied with another day and told about that in comments. Because she was on crutches and had kidney infection she had to use diapers since there was no bathroom in attic. Then she had to escape since no one was home and house was on fire. Great writing!
Also in many sports they do resistance training to increase strength. Note that I grew up doing yoga, martial arts, bodybuilding and gymnastics. One time a boy wanted to fight me at a pool since he noticed that I had big muscles but he was a few inches taller than me. But I was also a trained fighter so he called off the fight after about a minute.
Also I know a woman that used to cut herself. She has gotten a lot out of powerlifting and that has helped her with that. Also exercise like this can create feel good chemicals called endorphins that make you feel good. Also this kind of growth that you get from doing this has an anti-aging effect. The book below teaches all about Powerlifting and how to do it.
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Powerliting by Dan Austin
Powerlifting. The name says it all—strength, power, intensity, concentration, determination. Now, hall of famer and nine-time world powerlifting champion Dan Austin has teamed with strength and conditioning expert Dr. Bryan Mann to create the sport’s most comprehensive resource.
In this 2 minute video it shows Julia Vins squatting 453 pounds, bench pressing 237 pounds and deadlifting 364 pounds.
Powerlifting: A Scientific Approach by Frederick C Hatfield Ph.D.
Powerlifting: A Scientific Approach is the Holy Grail of powerlifting information. Written in the 80’s by world famous Fred “Dr. Squat” Hatfield, it remains one of the best books ever written on the subject. Packed full of charts and rare pictures of powerlifting legends, Powerlifting covers the correct way to train and design your program, how to safely diet, nutrition for powerlifting success, procedures and tricks of weighing in, and how to prepare for the day of the meet. Through the use of current research, charts, tables, illustrations, and photos, Dr. Hatfield delivers vital new information no top athlete will want to be without.