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She won the the masters division at the regionals.
Slapinski got the weight up to about thigh level, but struggled to stand up straight. She finally got called for a time count violation, but still strained against the weight, until her coach finally told her to let it go. Her intense effort was the buzz of the event.
It was a whole new way of exercising for her. Deadlifts, squats and bench press are the competition events. Sessions would involved only one or two repetitions of straining against stubbornly heavy weights, followed by four minutes of rest, and then the next vein popping, eye bulging attempt.
An unlikely power lifting champion
Francilia's suggestion to go in a completely different direction caught her off guard, but she decided to give it a go.
"I love his training, and he's a great coach," she said.
you learn a lot about yourself," she said.
"Ironman made me really strong," she said.
She has also done a Vipassana, which is a 10 day meditation with no talking or even eye contact, three times.
"It was like I had never left it," she said.
If you're Adam Francilia, you go for something out of the realm of her experience.
Instead, he wanted her to train for the West Coast regional powerlifting championships in Richmond in February. It was October 2012.
Her accomplishments are most impressive based on Slapinski's rapid improvement.
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Richmond was also hosting the national championships, five weeks after the regionals, and Slapinski's efforts qualified her.
In the healing process, she started yoga, and eventually became a qualified instructor. She has recently trained Ironman competitors, and in doing some of the events started to rekindle her romance with that sport.
"I said, 'oh God, I could never do that," she said, and Francilia admonished her with, "you just got started."
"I'm hooked on it now," she said. "It's physically challenging, but at the same time, a lot of it is mental."
compete against had squatted 175 pounds.
So she was well prepared for the mental rigours demanded of power lifters.
Mira Slapinski, 53, has done six Ironman triathlons, but a training session bike accident in 2000 left her with a broken pelvis.
As her coach suspected, Slapinski threw herself into power lifting.
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Ironman typically consists of a four km swim, 180 km bike ride followed by a 42 km run.
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During the regionals, she was doing the deadlift event, which is simply lifting a heavily loaded barbell off the ground, standing straight up, with the arms hanging straight.
"If you trust me, change course, and I can train you," he told her.
Muscles grew, the number of plates going onto the bars increased, and so did her passion for the sport.
"She put in hours and hours of gym time," said Francilia.
What kind of fitness regimen should a trainer put together for a tiny, middle aged woman who is a former Ironman triathlon competitor and yoga instructor?
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