Lady Lifter Spotlight: Melissa S!

by ~jenniferlynn on February 14, 2013

in Lady Lifter Spotlight

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   !cid_609b8f54-5acd-41c3-b241-0bda789bb3dc




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!

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