51-year-old mom powerlifts fitness to new heights – WPVI-TV

Posted: March 7, 2020 at 3:43 pm

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TURNERSVILLE, N.J. -- One look at Christina Briggs tells you a lot about her fitness journey and work ethic. However, her ripped arms and sculpted muscles won't tell you that she started with giving birth to four boys, including a set of triplets.

With a full house of boys to take care of, she did not want to take the slippery slope down to an unhealthy lifestyle.

The 51-year-old was always shy about putting herself out there, but has decided that 2020 is her year of saying, "Yes." She competed in her first powerlifting competition, sponsored by USPA Northeast, earlier this year.

It was a pretty good showing for her first try. She walked away with three unofficial state records, granted her scores hold up after further review. 8 weeks of training netted her scores of 220 pounds in squats, 120 pounds on the bench, and 286 pounds deadlifting. She tells us there was roughly a 30-year age gap between herself and the next female competitor.

Not only did she exceed her expectations, but she also failed once on the platform. It's teaching her how to get back up and try, try again... and also teaching other women her age that it is never too late to start setting and achieving goals.

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