As someone who started training “late” in her mid 40’s, Linda Franklin sure has made a dent in the strength world. Initially starting with CrossFit, she cleaned her way up to a top 40 ranking nationwide in her age group. After a few injuries and surgeries, her coach suggested trying powerlifting as a way to stay challenged. Fast forward to today, she is the number 1 ranked 165lbs lifter in the Masters 65-69 age division, all while managing being a type 1 diabetic for over 40 years.
In this episode, Linda and I talk about her the difficulties her diabetes has created for her ligaments and tendons. Listen as we go over:
- How being a soccer mom lead her to play
- How she deals with thickening on tendons because of diabetes
- Biggest benefits from switching from Crossfit to powerlifting
- How building muscle helps mange her disease
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- Linda Franklin @56franki
- Rodney Miller @strongliketroll
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