|Lynne “The Lion” Richards|
|Where do you live?|
|280lbs Training PB|
|165lbs Training PB|
|315lbs Training PB|
|How did you come to powerlifting or Olympic lifting?|
|Competitive Usapl powerlifter for 6 years. However I’ve been lifting since I was 18 years old and a trainer for 30+ years. I’ve been certified thru ISSA, NASM CPT, NASM CES, APEX etc. Continuing education courses, through Paul Chek, Juan Carlos Santana to name a few. Courses, scientific back and scientific Core, Swiss Ball assessments and rehabilitation.
My maiden Name is Platz. I met Tom at the first ISSA CPT weekend course. We discussed the family crest and the probability that we are related. It was a great experience.
|Do you have any previous athletic or lifting experience?|
|I’ve done everything from bodybuilding, weightlifting, powerlifting, multi-planar training, corrective training. It’s just too much to list. I love it all!!
My first USA Raw Nationals Championship was in 2018. Came in 4th in The NATION. That was fun.
|Do you compete? Why or why not? If you compete, what do you like most about the competitions?|
|Yes, I compete. I love it!! It challenges me on a whole new level. What I love most is how supportive the powerlifting community is.|
|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?|
|I design my own programs|
|Where do you train? Gym, garage?|
|I train at home or at the gym I’m a trainer/coach at.|
|What is the hardest part about beginning lifting as an older woman?|
|Quite frankly the hardest part for the clients I train is not being fearful of lifting. You just need a qualified experienced coach who is educated and can design programming to work with any contraindications you may have. Just start!|
|How has lifting affected your health?|
|Since I can honestly say I’ve lifted almost my entire life, 18-55 years now. It’s the fountain of youth. I’m stronger and healthier than most 30 years younger than myself.|
|What would you tell women just beginning this journey?|
|Find a Qualified Coach! And Just DO IT!!|