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Not Just "Strong For A Girl" - Just Strong

Posted by Brittany Avdee on
Not Just "Strong For A Girl" - Just Strong

You might be following Bama on Instagram, her page is packed full of motivation and REAL, raw emotion. Her energy is out of this world and yes, you can feel it as you swipe through her feed or stories. 

But for those of you that don't know, Stacy "Bama" Burr is an All Time World Record holding powerlifter in the 148 weight class in both sleeves and wraps and is ranked as the #2 best female powerlifter in the world. As if that's not enough, she's the head coach at Bama Brick Squad Training with a degree in Physical Education/ Exercise Science AND owner of her own supplement company. 

We were lucky enough to conduct a short interview with Bama and how CBD has played a role in her recovery, here's what she had to say...

What drove you to become a powerlifter?

After finishing my career playing college softball I needed a competitive outlet. I loved training. I always loved training and I love pushing my limits. I didn’t want to just be what people considered “strong for a girl” I wanted to be recognized as simply STRONG.

What is the hardest part of powerlifting, in your opinion?

The hardest part about powerlifting is just doing the work. The majority of the training is work that can be deemed as “nothing special.” Its just simply going in day after day and applying yourself. Doing weights you have previously done before but executing better or pushing out a few more reps.Building strength takes time and patience. So while the rest of the fitness industry thrives off of getting results FAST, with powerlifting - you have to put in the work and pay the dues.
How do you manage to maintain your motivation? 
I always focus on having a positive mindset. Motivation comes and goes, instead of relying on motivation I just stay disciplined and committed to the task.

What has CBD helped with you the most in your recovery?

CBD has helped me the most with my sleep and as an anxiety aid. Sometimes I take the drops post training if I have a post training nap scheduled for the day after hard sessions - but I always take the drops before bed to help me get to sleep easier. Improvements in my sleep and the quality of my sleep has definitely helped me recover better!  

Were you worried about trying CBD?

I was not worrying about trying it. Had read plenty of studies on it. 

What would you say to someone who is considering trying out CBD?

I just ask people why not? What is the risk? It is a natural supplement with proven results. Try it out and see if you like it! 

How do you take your CBD?

Drink it straight like any champion would! 


Bama has all kinds of crazy good stuff coming up in the future! Follow along with her on Instagram: @bamaburr and if you're interested in coaching, you can learn more here

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