| | Ep 512 – Living Powerlifting Legend Laura Phelps

Author / Cali Hinzman

1 Hour 44 Min Listen

If you want to be a legend you have to fight with legends.

Laura Phelps is one of the most well known names in powerlifting. Her transition from gymnastics, to long distance running, to bodybuilding, and finally powerlifting, makes for a unique origins story in the sport. Smashing records in four weight classes makes and totaling 11x bodyweight is perfectly indicative of her competitive spirit. Although it’s been years since she competed, her love for the sport has not wained in the slightest. Now her roll as coach is to take other women beyond her own records.

What has Laura Phelps been up to since dominating the sport of powerlifting? You guessed it…more powerlifting. She still trains with the same intensity but her competition focus now rests on her female athletes. She is in her 10th year of hosting an all women’s powerlifting meet which sees approximately 140 female competitors. Hear about the evolution of her training and the circumstances that led to her amazing rise to powerlifting legend and lore.

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Follow Laura Phelps on instagram @queenbeeperformance and her website queenbeeperformance.com!

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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.

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