The first of our athlete profiles will be with the lovely Kim Best @kimbo_strongwoman
Kim is a sweet and hilarious soul and truly brightens any day.
Special attention has to be brought to the video in this post, where Kim truly smashed a 300kg yoke run at SSW19 😱🏴💪🏽 Age
When did you start training?
Jan 2017 signed up to a local commercial gym, September 2017 started Strongwoman training.
What is your background?
I grew up playing Rugby until I was 13/14 and then my focus shifted to Horses. When I started Uni I ended up losing all connection with exercise and as what usually happens, gained weight. Spiralling through destructive relationships and mental health downfalls until I graduated and started the gym.
What is your greatest achievement?
My 2nd place at SSW2019. I had come out of surgery in November 2018, prepared my rehab programme myself and then my prep up to Scotlands was all done by me, I was super proud to find that the work I had put in worked giving me more self belief and confidence in my skills.
What piece of advice would you give to someone starting out or considering starting competitive Strongwoman or Powerlifting?
Take in every bit of advice given to you, get a good coach who helps you in every aspect of training, make sure your programme is solid and you have a few weeks at least to work towards. And enjoy the process! It's an incredibly rewarding sport, so go out and seize!
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