Athlete Bio – Lynda Ward

Lynda Ward

Lynda Ward
Weight Class
Where do you live?
Deadlift PR:
Years lifting?
5 months!
How did you come to powerlifting or Olympic lifting?
My friend competes and I thought why not me too?
Do you have any previous athletic or lifting experience?
Lifting for softball in high school but nothing serious.
Do you compete? Why or why not? If you compete, what do you like most about the competitions?
Yes! Just set state record and on to Nationals in June for deadlift and full power back to back days. The rush and awe of people who think you cannot possibly pick that up!
Equipped or Raw?
Do you have a coach or trainer? In person or online? How did you find your trainer/program? Do you have any advice for women looking for a trainer?
Don’t randomly pick off Instagram…bad experience paid $400 for off the shelf program…do your homework! Ask questions!!!
Where do you train? Gym, garage?
Anytime fitness and East Race Muscle!
What is the hardest part about beginning lifting as an older woman?
The stigma of being a girl but an old lady makes it worse…
How has lifting affected your health?
Best shape of my life right now and still a work in progress!
What would you tell women just beginning this journey?
DOOOOOO ITTTTT even if you’re scared. Just try it. The other lifters are so welcoming and helpful!