Vegan Powerlifter Sets New National Records
Icelandic vegan powerlifter Hulda B Waage has set three new national records.
During the European Powerlifting Federation’s (EPF) European Open on May 5, Waage made 8th place in her category and set new national records for benchpress, squat, and the overall weight lifted (525kg).
She stated on Instagram:
“New #national record in #benchpress 135kg in second attempt. 140kg should have gone up but the set up this day made it impossible. I went for #glory on #squat as I missed my first two attempts 210kg and 217.5kg. But made it with 220kg, new national record, very easy.”
While Waage considers her 170kg deadlift a “sad truth,” she adds that it is currently “under construction, big time.”
The vegan powerlifter told Great Vegan Athletes about the “disastrous” start to the day, but added:
“There is a lot more in the tank. The squat was so ridiculously light. A little more work on the bench press and a whole lot of changes for the deadlift and my records will be far up by next year.”
Waage made our Top 7 Vegan Athletes of 2016 list for–you guessed it–setting a new record for her 205kg deadlift! She stated of her plant-based diet:
“You can be strong without eating meat and animal byproducts. I’ve reached the age when the body produces more swelling. I believe my diet helps with this and I recover more quickly after practices.”
We can’t wait to see what new records Waage sets in 2019!