I love when women get excited about lifting, and this week’s lifting spotlight is no exception! Melissa seems to eat, breathe, and live strength training! Not only that, but the woman has participated in figure competitions works 11 hour days, yet still manages to prep and plan a paleo diet, plus fit in all of her scheduled workouts!
Name: Melissa Shevchenko
Location: Alberta, Canada
Age Range: 30-35
What types physical activity do you enjoy?
Weight lifting, cross-fit, running
How did you get started in weight lifting?
Met a great trainer who got me started and competing in fitness competitions. Been lifting for about a year and a half.
Favorite workout or lift?
Dead lifts, squats, and pull-ups
Current lifting-related goal:
225lb squat for 5 (all the way down); 225lb dead lift; 8 clean pull-ups; clean & press with 50lb dumbbell
Piece of advice for new lifters or those reluctant to try:
Get educated and lift heavy. Get out of your comfort zone. If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
Like what you see? Check out the prior spotlights here! How would you like to be the next in the spotlight? It doesn’t matter if you are a brand new lifter or a veteran lifter! If you love the weights, contact me for details!