From Lifting 2KG to 52KG — My Journey Into Strength Training at 40

What I did and what I learned along the way

Trisha Dunbar (She/Her)
In Fitness And In Health

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Photo by Alora Griffiths on Unsplash

I never set out to become a bodybuilder. I spent much of my 20s and 30s around the 7 to 8 stone mark so I was certainly not a ‘strong lady’. I was always more into cardio but at the start of the year, I decided I needed to start working on my strength training.

As a woman in her forties, with a family history of osteoporosis and back problems, it was time to lay stronger foundations for the future. Little did I know that while on my mission to build better bone strength I’d improve my mental wellbeing, endurance and meet a whole new community of awesome people along the way…

A Brief History of Women’s Lifting

Weightlifting for men was added as an Olympic event in the 1920s, but it would be a whopping 80 more years before women could take part!

It was during the Sydney Olympic Games that women were finally and officially introduced to lifting.

For me, I am not interested in body-building competitions but in the positive effects that strength training can have on my mind and body especially as I age and start to find simple things more challenging.

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Trisha Dunbar (She/Her)
In Fitness And In Health

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