A former collegiate softball athlete, Brittany Kohnke found herself taking a larger interest in fitness during college. She admired the fit physiques that graced the magazines and soon embarked towards competing in bodybuilding, just as these women did. After 12 weeks she was leaner than she had ever been, however, competing in figure lead her down a path of disordered eating and body image issues.
Brittany’s story is one of how strength training and moving towards valuing performance first, rather than aesthetics, changed her life. And now she is on a mission to help people do the same.
In this episode, Brittany and I talk about how hard it was for her during her time competing in figure and how Crossfit helped change her perspective. Listen as we go over:
- Crossfit to Powerlifting
- Breathing techniques
- Fix Your Feet Fix Your Back
- Chest Meets The Bar
- Lat Pulldown Throughout The Rep
- Finally hitting 300lbs squat
Featured Guest/People Mentioned:
- Brittany Kohnke @brittany_kohnke
- Brittany Kohnke Training
- Julia Anto @julia.ant_toe
- Dave Tate @underthebar
- Golden Titan Crossfit @goldentitancf
- Girls Who Powerlift @girlswhopowerlift
- Swimmer Exercise for Lat Activation
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