Tuesday 13 September 2022 11:23 PM Record-breaking female powerlifter can deadlift 639 lbs after kicking her food ... trends now
A woman who once weighed 415lbs replaced her food addiction with lifting weights and today can deadlift 639lbs - the weight of a baby grand piano - after her 165 pound weight loss.
'Powerlifting saved me from food addiction,' Tamara Walcott wrote on her Instagram posting a before and after pictures of her stunning transformation.
'It saved me from myself, saved me from food addiction; it was my therapy, it saved me from depression, and it changed my life,' she said.
In July, Walcott made headlines when she broke the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRFP) record for the heaviest cumulative lift for bench/squat and press, CNN reported.
She registered a remarkable total of 1,620.4 pounds in the squat, bench press and deadlift at the American Pro competition in Virginia.
Tamara Walcott became a single mother of two after she went through a divorce and would often find comfort in food, binge eating all hours of the night, before her health journey
Walcott training at Mount Vernon Barbell in NYC earlier this week. She wrote on her Instagram: 'Rest assured I'm still working come 2023 #deadlift #powerlifting'
When she first started training in the gym, she recalls the stares and some of the critique she got from her male peers - whether she asked for it or not.
'I could hear people saying I wasn't doing it right. I remember hearing one person say: 'Why is she in here and not on the treadmill? I stuck to it and just kind of kept going,' the news outlet reported.
Known for her trademark lashes, hoop earrings, long nails and dazzling smile, Walcott calls herself the 'plus size fit queen 4.0.'
She isn't apologetic for showing her femininity in a sport that is mostly dominated by men.
'Sometimes, I wear lipstick – because it's okay to be beautiful, it's okay to be sexy, it's okay to be a woman and