S E R I O U S S T R E N G T H 🥇 Huge congratulations to @emma.mcdermott_ who won her first national title in U69kg division at the @irishpowerliftingfederation National Championships at the weekend. Emma put together a very impressive total of 437.5kg - 157.5kg Back Squat, 86.5kg Bench Press and 192.5kg Deadlift to win gold. She was disappointed to just miss out on 202.5kg deadlift for the Best Female Lifter - as if winning a national champs isn’t enough good work for one day!!
Any sport like powerlifting which puts such extreme stress on our musculoskeletal system during training and competition means a good recovery program is a key component to staying injury free and maintaining training load. Emma is a regular in DSC for Sports Therapy which she uses to help her recovery from her heavy training load, prevent injury, and improve performance. She is as diligent about looking after her body as she is about her training with a work ethic and positive mindset that is exemplary. We can all vouch for her ability to endure pain on the physio table too! Her progress over the last few years has been incredible, consistently setting new pb’s, getting representative honours and establishing herself as one of the top female lifters in the country. We are so proud of her and delighted to be part of her journey.