Do You Even Lift?

“UP UP UP UP UP!!!!”

The crowd yells at a powerlifter as they try to get the last few inches of their arms extended during a difficult bench press. The lifter succeeds, and the crowd cheers. Had the lifter failed, the crowd would have felt their pain with them. Powerlifting is a sport where your main competition is yourself and your fellow lifters understand and empathize with your successes and failures.

“You’re cheering for everyone, that’s what’s cool,” said Molly Kelly (CAS ’15).

On Saturday Kelly, Beth Luby (CAS ’14), and Edward Ho (CAS ’14) competed in the 17th Annual Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate Power Challenge in Everett, Mass. Each student is a member of BU’s Powerlifting club and all won first place for their weight class and age group. The trio did three different lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift.

Katy Meyer

Katy is a senior in the College of Communication studying photojournalism. She doesn't know what she's doing with her life after graduation, all she really knows is that she loves taking photos, doing theater and playing with cute animals. If there is a job out there that requires those skills and little else, then that's for her. If you know of a job like that, email her! Or stalk her on Facebook! Or tweet at her! She's also on Instagram. She's everywhere (you can confirm that on foursquare.)

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