Suzanne Davis is a 44-year-old accountant from Avondale, Ariz., who recently set a new world record for deadlifting 460.6 pounds in the 123 pound class. That load is 3.74 times her actual body weight. Even more remarkable might be that just three years ago, Davis was overweight at 189 pounds and had 44 percent body fat on her frame.

According to, Davis often spends her time training at Tim Sparkes’ gym, Die Hard Gym and Fitness in Peoria. Sparkes is Arizona’s state chairman for the U.S. Powerlifting Association, and he helps run the Mr. Olympia’s powerlifting competition. According to the article, Davis says Sparkes,”…pushes you so hard that I’m like, ‘I can’t lift that,’ … and he always puts something extra on. He doesn’t say, ‘Try,’ He says, ‘Just pick it up.'” Davis attributes her time weightlifting progress and total-body transformation to Sparkes. 


You can read Suzanne Davis’ full transformation story in the May/June issue of Muscle & Fitness Hers when it hits newsstands in late April.