#72 Redefining Powerlifting & Autoimmune Illness with Christie Hoffmeyer Chappell

The Future Is Female Powerlifting
The Future Is Female Powerlifting
#72 Redefining Powerlifting & Autoimmune Illness with Christie Hoffmeyer Chappell

A devoted athlete throughout her young life, Christies life slapped her in the face when she suddenly gained 30lbs over the summer at just 15 years old. This dramatic and unusual weight gain led her to discover she had Hashimotos disease, an autoimmune illness that plagues the body with numerous symptoms such as fatigue, aches in muscles & joints, and unexplained weight gain. Through it all, Christie found love in powerlifting, climbing her way to an International Elite total and chasing world records.

Christie’s smile is big, her personality infectious, but she keeps her circle of friends small. I would say she is a relatively private person. Today, however, she shares a part of her that she has not shared with many, partly because she feels many live with so much worse.

We hope that Christie’s story helps others find their strength to live beyond the disease, as she too explores various ways to live & manage her autoimmune illness.

In this episode, Christie and I discuss traveling around the world and the perspective it gives. Listen as we go over:
  • Exploring holistic doctors for Hashimotos
  • Finding a coach who becomes more than a coach
  • Meeting her husband while training
  • COVID training and how that blew her strength up
  • Whiskey & ammonia is all you need
  • Competing 7 whiskey shots deep
  • Don’t count reps for Christie
Featured Guest/People Mentioned:
  • Christie Hoffmeyer Chappell @n0_ston3_unturn3d
  • Alex Chappell
  • Chris Lentini @lentiniliftsheavy
  • USPA Alabama @uspaalabama
  • Quayla Hardwick @quayy.leshae

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