Craving Work – 20 weeks Out

For the last couple of months, I have been craving work. I mean, I’m ready to start training heavy again. I am ready to go in the gym with specific goals, and a specific plan. I am ready to compete again! I’ve trained consistently since my meet last August, but dialed back on the weight […]

Overcoming a Weight-loss Plateau

Stuck at a plateau in your weight loss? For me, the challenge comes down to three things: 1) I have to do things differently, 2) I have to realize it is possible, 3) I have to commit and be consistent.

What’s Next?

What’s next for Meagan, the athlete? It comes down to three things: 1) Keep on training and getting stronger, 2) Prepare for 2014 USAPL Raw Nationals, 3) Lean out to compete in lower weight class.

USAPL NJ State Meet Summary & Video

On August 10th 2013, I made my return to the powerlifing platform and competed for the first time in 6 years at the USAPL NJ State Championships. It was a great day! I went 9 for 9 for the day (meaning all of my attempts passed), and I hit all of my goals. I took […]

Why is a Texan, who lives in Puerto Rico, competing in NJ

Why is a Texan, who lives in Puerto Rico, competing in NJ? That is a great question, and here is the reason why, step by step: Back in May, I was forced to change gyms because mine closed it’s doors temporarily. When I found a new gym, they had a functional squat rack and bench […]

Pain is Gain? Recovery vs. Pride

Pain is weakness leaving the body. Pain is temporary, pride is forever. With quotes like this that constantly float across my Facebook feed from this fitness/sport page or another, I feel like I should always be in pain, I should love it, I should want it, and I should grin and bear it. After all, […]

7/17/2013 – Deadlift & Mindset

Mindset. Some say the key to being a great powerlifter. Today, some thoughts on my mindset, versus just simply reaching my maxes. Hi, My name is Meagan, and I am an optimist. I think I always have been. I also have a growth mindset. That means that I believe that if I work at something […]

7/10/2013 – 335 Deadlift

It has been a busy month. I had a 3 week trip to the states, most of which was for business, and while I kept up with my training, I didn’t keep up with my online training log. The next month will be equally as busy as I finish up writing my dissertation! Instead of […]

6/10/2013 Squat – “Do you want to be great?”

I am 8 weeks and 4 days out of the USAPL NJ State Meet, Aug 10. Today’s squat workout was a little strange… but killer and I am proud of the work done! Strange because I had a little freak-out in the middle of my squat work sets… to go up or no? I lacked […]

A League of Our Own

On this day in history, May 30, 1943, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) made its debut. When I first saw the famed 1992 movie, A League of Their Own, that put these women in the public eye, I was inspired to do anything, and that  later included powerlifting. As a freshman in high school, […]