Weightlifting Mum Can Deadlift Over Twice Her Bodyweight

Weightlifting Mum Can Deadlift Over Twice Her Bodyweight


00:12
COMM: Meet the mum who’s pulling cars, and hopes to become England’s strongest woman.
32-year-old Becki Barrett doesn’t look like your average strong woman competitor, but
she’s proving a surprise success. 00:27
BECKI: I still like to look girly when I’m competing and when I’m going out every day,
100% I never thought I’d be as successful as I had been. 00:35
COMM: Standing at just five feet tall, Becki can lift weights of up to 21 stone, twice
her body weight. 00:43
COMM: And now she’s taking it one step further, by pulling and pushing cars, which weigh one
ton. 00:49
BECKI: I just wanted to have a go because the big boys do it. So I thought it’d be gun
to have a try. For me because I’m quite small, it’s quite a hard to one to get going, so
I like that challenge. 01:00
COMM: Incredibly Becki only started lifting weights two years ago, when she was dared
to give it a go by boyfriends Adam. 01:08
BECKI: The reason I originally got into strong woman, was because my partner does strong
man, and it was a case of if you can’t beat them, join them. I went training with him
and really enjoyed it. 01:18
ADAM: When she first started training seriously with me, she was pulling about 90kg from the
floor, which is no mean feat on it’s own for a girl that weighs 58kg that’s a big weight. 01:28
COMM: But now she’s pulling 135kg from the same height. She progressed really quickly
and you can see a potential there for like something great, she’s been competing just
over a year, probably training for 18 months to two years, but in that short time she’s
come on leaps and bounds. 01:45
COMM: Becki now juggles her six day a week fitness regime with being a mum to six-year-old
Kayla and holding down her job as a nursery worker. 01:53
BECKI: Incredibly difficult doing everything, but I love doing everything I do, y’know I
love being a mum, I love doing strong woman y’know obviously I go to strong woman everyday
but Kayla thinks I’m crazy for doing what I’m doing but she loves it. Um she finds it
quite funny when I’m pulling cars and everything. But she enjoys it and she comes with us and
yeah she’s always rooting for us. 02:16
BECKI: As long as Kayla’s happy and she’s okay with what she’s doing and she’s my priority
at the end of the day, and everything else comes second. 02:25
COMM: She and Adam have transformed two garages at their home in reading into a gym. 02:29
BECKI: Adam’s been my rock, if it wasn’t for Adam I would have never have done this. He’s
been there for me and it’s been great, he’s been there for me when I’ve been at the gym
and I’ve been crying because I can’t do that one last rep. And he pushes me and pushes
me, at the time I’m not so grateful but overall in the long run. 02:51
COMM: Her tough training regime certainly seems to be paying off, recently Becki qualified
for the finals of England’s strongest woman, now she’s set her sights, on taking home a
prize in her under 63 kilos category. 03:04
BECKI: I would love to be one of the strongest in Britain, so I just push myself and just
keep going until I hopefully will reach my goal. It hasn’t changed me as a person as
such but I definitely feel like I’m more determined, I’m more strong willed now um, and I’ve kind
of got the attitude that you only live once so give everything a go if you can.

100 thoughts on “Weightlifting Mum Can Deadlift Over Twice Her Bodyweight

  1. Aaannnddd what this video suppose to mean or show us? My 15 year old cousin can lift more weight then any generically working out male (not heavy lifters of course)! Is this suppose to show that she has some super powers that no one has lol? Its simply called being a weightlifter….i see 1000s of them! If you showed me 90 year old lady moving a car then we talk…

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  3. The car is not true cuz her husband or brother is in the car and look at the ropes its not straight enough

  4. 0:15 that part when she was pulling that car didn't look like and the husband looks like he's backing the car

  5. 1:07 omg I had that toy box in the background when I was younger lol I still do but know itโ€™s my sisters

  6. Unless the man is not stronger than John cena and the girl if she was wrestling. Niki Bella will still beat her up.

  7. Danmmm I canโ€™t even lift up my school bag when itโ€™s heavy it looks like itโ€™s my last word ๐Ÿ™„

  8. Finally, a strong woman that understands that lifting weights doesn't have to make her manly. I like that she is low key strong, and still tries to be as girly as possible. Good on her.

  9. the first scene is a lie when she was pulling the car … the rope holding the car and her isnt stretched out

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