Powerlifter Suzanne Davis started weight training more than five years ago when she grew frustrated with the lack of results from her cardio workouts. In 2013, she began powerlifting, entering her first pro competition the following January. She’s currently ranked third in the 132-pound class and can squat 402 pounds, bench 237 pounds, and deadlift 491 pounds.

Here’s what she’s learned from the sport.