Lifted Confidence Academy
24/7 Access to LESSONS on the 3 main powerlifts and 2 Olympic lifts, as well as competition specific information, meet day prep, gear and equipment, the Body-Wired Method for self-healing, Programming & Nutrition Strategies for ALL bodies.
Power Q&A Calls, LIVE with Katie to work out what's holding you back, where you need some extra help, how to personalize programming strategies for your current life circumstances, and more!
Exercise and Programming Critiques so that you can get eyes on your form and execution of your lifts and workouts. Understand where weak points and corrections can be made, troubleshoot body specific mechanics to help you be the best lifter in your body.
Exclusive Community of Women that get you, support you and have invested in themselves to do this work. Free communities can be nice - but they usually are stagnant, drain your energy and no one really makes much progress because they're all there trying to horde information, but never apply it. This group isn't like that, all the women here are aspiring athletes not dreamers on diets.
Over my many years coaching I have had the opportunity to coach and work with thousands of women. And I've seen 1st hand the incredible transformations that take place when women begin to lift heavy. Heavy, being relative. We all have our own way to identify heavy - both in the gym and the heavy moments of life we carry around with us.
#1 Strength Is Empowering
I don’t care if it’s your first meet or the highest level competition in the world, stepping on that platform under the rules and regulations of the sport and having to step up that bar and make your attempts is an incredibly empowering thing.
You train hard for weeks, months and sometimes many years. You work with coaches, training partners, friends and many others to just reach that point, but when you go out there it’s just you and the barbell. There is nowhere to run, there is nowhere to hide. It’s just you, your mind, your body and that barbell.
How you handle this can and will change your life.
I believe that strength training is very empowering to women, but I believe stepping on that platform and competing raises the bar of empowerment even more.
#2. It Pushes Your Comfort Zones
After working with thousands of women and getting to know them want to know what the biggest obstacles are that hold them back from stepping on the platform?
It’s usually not lack strength.
It’s usually not lack of technique.
Often times it’s things like wearing a singlet in front of people, or having to lift and perform in front of a crowd.
It’s things like this that are often the barriers of pushing though and stepping on the platform.
We all have our fears, our phobias, our body image issues. Some more than others, but at some level we all have them.
Powerlifting will push your comfort zones in many levels. It will help you push past body dysmorphia issues and lack of confidence. It will help you build resilience. Improve your tolerance to stress. And overall create a sense of power within you that translates into a more powerful, bold, and confident you in all areas of life.
No one at at meet cares what you look like, what body fat % you are, what size singlet you wear. NO ONE CARES. Really, trust me on this one!
This is one of the incredible things about the sport. Lifters supporting other lifters to push past what is holding them back in many ways.
Often things like body image, fear of crowds, anxiety and other things may hold back people from stepping on that platform. With the proper support, community, coaching and encouragement once they push past this and push their comfort zones they not only change as a lifter, but they change as a person.
#3 It’s You Against You
Even though the in sport of Powerlifting you often will compete against other people, come the end of the day in reality it’s you against you. Once you compete and get your first total it’s then time to get back to training and improve.
No matter what level we are at we are always striving to get stronger, lift heavier, improve our technique, sometimes change weight classes and more.
Come the end of that day the only thing we truly have control of is ourselves. If someone is stronger, if someone is better, if someone lifts more we can’t control this in any way.
Yes there are MANY factors in a competition that can play a role in placings and your total but realistically it’s you against you. In training we have to face many demons, many set backs, and often life. The ups and downs, the highs and lows, injuries, stress, and again life. Lifting heavy weights and powerlifting helps you become a stronger person physically and mentally. It makes you take responsibility for yourself. For your strengths and for your weakness’s.
To become a better Powerlifter you have no choice but to evolve and improve as a human on countless levels. Even on the platform you may have to deadlift for the win, you may have to bench for a placing, these lifts are obstacles that you as a person have to train for, have to deal with, and have to overcome.
Some days are great days on the platform, some days let you realize that you need to get back in the weight room and improve.
Come the end of the day it’s you against you and this is a great opportunity for the development of work ethic along with physical and mental strength and discipline.
I truly believe that lifting weights and strength training can change a woman’s life, but I also believe that stepping on that platform can have the ability to change you even more.
The sport is not for everyone, and that’s ok, but for those who find it, enjoy it and embrace it I think it’s one of the most amazing sports for women in the world.
So go ahead and join us!