These girls with muscles may inspire more than the muscular men out there.Read article
Once relegated to dingy underground gyms, strength sports like powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and Strongman have made their way into the mainstream in recent years. And while fitness as a whole has become a trendy pastime, one of the catalysts in strength sports’ popularity has been social media. After all, it’s tough not to be intrigued when you see it all over your Instagram feed.
But as any regular Muscle & Fitness reader knows, building strength takes time. So much time, in fact, that some of the strongest athletes are in their later 20s or 30s. That said, there seem to be more exceptions to that rule popping up every day. Take the following athletes, all 25 or under, for example. The numbers they hit would be impressive for literally any lifter, let alone a young athlete.
One thing all of these people have in common is that they can probably outlift you by a long shot. Another commonality is a solid base of followers on social media—and for good reason. Their next-level strength and dedication is unreal to a casual gym goer, and even more so to those who don’t even lift.
Check out the athletes below if you need some motivation for your next squat, deadlift, or bench-focused workout.