Josephine told me she wanted to lift something “very heavy” the day after her birthday. I asked her how heavy she wanted to go. Her go-to answer the past few months has been kind of a gibberish number – (“15-17-800”) – so I just picked something a bit heavier than she has lifted in good form and that turned out to be a good guess.
She also surprised me by lifting the warmup weight by the ring instead of waiting for me to attach the triangle handle I use for highland games WFD training.
Her bodyweight was 31 pounds the day she did these lifts. I got the 34 pound deadlift on video, but my phone is being a shit and not letting me upload it to YouTube.
She loves lifting weights. I had to stop her from attempting a lot more weight. I put the bricks on either side of the weight plates to give her a longer range of motion to pull so that the weight would clear the sidewalk.
I am very proud of her and hope that by the time she turns 5 she will start deadlifting on a standard bar or even an Olympic bar for partial lifts.
She told me the other day that she wants to learn how to “bimp press.” Which I assume means bench press. And that makes me happy!