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Novem Barbell Club’s Athlete of the Month: Kristi

Behind the scenes with our Barbell Athlete of the Month, Krisit!

How or when did your focus shift to concentrating on Novem’s Barbell Club programming?

I switched from CF when powerlifting was added to the WL programming.  I’ve wanted to try Powerlifting for about a year because I hate snatches. #sorrynotsorry

Tell us one thing about yourself that no one in the gym knows about you.

I dropped out of pre-school and hated school throughout my youth.  I eventually graduated with two master’s degrees though.

What is your Athletic background?

I’m an Adult-Onset Athlete. About 8 years ago I started Muay Thai and running and then found Novem which has been my second home for the past 5 years.  No high school sports (see answer to question 2).

What is your favorite of the two competition lifts and why?

Deadlifts because I’m short and I don’t have far to pick something up or put something down.

What do you find most rewarding with the competition style of lifting?

The confidence I have gained around a barbell and getting stronger!

Do you have any goals or aspirations to compete?

Not really but who knows. I mostly just want to be strong so I can live until I’m 100+ years old.

How has Novem Barbell Club impacted your training and your life?

I was an “indoor kid” growing up so belonging to a gym was out of my comfort zone.  The support from the coaches at Novem and crew at The Yard has helped me believe I belong here as well as gain confidence to lift really heavy weights. The Novem Community is so supportive and I’m grateful to have ya’ll in my life!

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