Welcome to the first edition of client in the spotlight where Team Omega athletes are featured that have accomplished amazing feats of strength or physical transformation.
I began with Sheri after being released from her previous trainer for not be willing to commit to twice weekly. Sheri was preparing for a deadlift only competition with a goal of 300 pounds. Pretty strong goal given Sheri is in the over fifty crowd. Within the first session we worked up to a solid 250 pounds with relatively good form. A solid base, but only weeks away, we had to put in some serious work. Sheri being dedicated as she is, nailed workout after workout hitting 300 easily a week before competition. At competition Sheri smashed a 325 pound deadlift to win first place in her bracket with tears in her eyes.
Sheri had the iron bug and we moved forward to create a more well-rounded athlete. Sheri began with a squat under 100 pounds and a bench press around 75 pounds. We forged ahead together and through trial and error Sheri transformed into one of the strongest masters athletes I know. I also learned a lot about my quirky client and her readily shared embarrassing stories. Thank you Sheri for introducing me to the terms “Swass,” “Switties,” and “Swesticles.” Apparently lingo for sweaty anatomy.
Here is Sheri at the APA world championships. We are always here for you Sheri!