Welcome to the Lifting Culture Athlete Spotlight!
Here our goal is to shine the light on the true essence of what brings a Lifting Culture to life. YOU! That's right, YOU are that essence! Because you constantly strive to improve yourself each and every day, our Lifting Culture stays alive! This never-ending project intends to share your WHY with our culture that we love and lift for! Once again, THANK YOU for being that essence!
Every Friday we feature a new athlete. Want to be featured?
Answer and submit the questions in the form at the bottom of the page. Post an image of you wearing LCA gear on Instagram tagging @liftingcultureapparel and we will let you know when YOU will be featured! We are excited to meet you all and hear WHY you lift!
Meet Jarka Giangiulio
CrossFit Games Athlete (2016 Masters)
1. How long have you been lifting?
I was introduced to lifting about 6 years ago when I first started Crossfit, although I was always physically active I've never touch the barbell before. Funny story; when my CF coach ask me if I cleaned the bar before, my answer was no, I have only cleaned houses. So in past six years I've been lifting and learning techniques, and there is always something new to learn and more room for improvements.
2. Why do you lift?
Lifting is a big part of Crossfit and if I want to be good at Crossfit I need to learn how to life. I like when my lift is a success, and there is no better feeling then when I hit that PR. Oh did I mention that I'm 57 year young and my 1 RM deadlift is 285lb? just to brag a little :-)
3. How does lifting influence other areas of your life, outside the gym?
Lifting and CF are my biggest passion, going to the gym, workout hard , lifting and Cf makes me happy, gives me discipline and structure, and most of all I feel healthy, strong and confident. It is my lifestyle that i've choose for myself.
4. What are some of your other hobbies or passions besides lifting?
I like to socialize with my friends, I like to try new recipes for healthy eating , I like to ski, bike and of course I like the beach or just relax by the pool.
Fill out the form below to share your WHY.
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