Girls Who Powerlift: Valerie Valentino

Written By Ivy Knight - May 20 2019


May 30 2019

Your story really resonated with me. I had a cancerous tumor in my lung and had to have 1/2 of one of my lobes removed. After the surgery I wasn’t allow to lift anything heavier than 5 pounds for 3 months and then had to start all over from the beginning. I could only walk on the treadmill starting at 2 mph but did it for 90 minutes adding .2 mph every few days. When I did get the ok to lift again it was frustrating but I didn’t give up. Six months from the surgery I did a meet and got a PR for my deadlift! It made up for missing my last lift for both my bench and squat.

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