GGS Spotlight: Emme Moore


emme-moore1-350x375Name: Emme Moore
Age: 29
Location: Indianapolis, IN

What does being a GGS mean to you?
It means welcoming challenges to your physical capabilities and your mental toughness and being proud of yourself and your body when you achieve the feats you didn’t know you could.

How long have you been training?
I have been training at IFAST with my now-husband, Zach Moore, since October of 2010.

Favorite Lift:

Most memorable PR:
A 230-pound deadlift the day I got married. A friend asked me what my first act was as a married woman, and the honest answer was pulling 230 pounds like I do it everyday. Zach and I literally went downtown one morning, got married, and then went to the gym. For me, that deadlift PR was tangible proof of the synergy that comes from us being Team Moore.

Top 5 songs on your training playlist:
1. “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke (Featuring T.I. and Pharrell)
2. “Soulweeper #2” – Volbeat
3. “Mr. Owl Ate My Metal Worm” – D.R.U.G.S.
4. “Welcome to the Black Parade” – My Chemical Romance
5. “Feel This Moment” – Pitbull (Featuring Christina Aguilera)

Top 3 things you must have with you at the gym/in your gym bag:
Brita filter water bottle, iPhone, BCAAs

emmemoore2-450x338Most hilarious pick-up line you’ve heard at the gym:
Luckily for me, I train at IFAST where my husband works so most people that come in know who I am and refrain from trying any pick-up lines on me. I think they must be afraid that Zach will make them do Prowler Sprints or 10x10 Bulgarian Split Squats if they try anything.

Favorite post workout meal:
Shake with fruit, protein powder, walnuts, cinnamon, and Athletic Greens

Favorite way to treat yourself:
Online shopping!

emme-moore3-350x375Favorite quote:
“I have worried about many things in my life almost none of which ever happened.” -Mark Twain

Favorite book:
The Survivor’s Club by Ben Sherwood

What inspires and motivates you?
The thought that living healthy and training hard is an investment for my future. I want to always be able to take care of myself and to enjoy everyday of this life I am privileged to have.

What’s the coolest “side effect” you’ve noticed from lifting heavy?
It has to be the extended network of friends I have made through lifting. Besides my IFAST friends, I have met and made friends with people around the country at the powerlifting meets I have competed in and through seminars and traveling. It is always fun to meet new people who may train differently than you but who ultimately have the same goal to be strong!

Next training goal:
I am "competing" in an unsanctioned powerlifting meet at IFAST as part of their 5th anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 27 so I guess my next goal is contingent on the numbers I hit then. I have the lofty goal of breaking a 600-pound total on Saturday. If I don’t, I will keep working toward that. If I do, well then, I’ll just have to set a new goal! 700 pounds?

(Update: Emme squatted 215, benched 115, and deadlifted 264 at the meet on July 27th)

emmemoore4-450x338Three words that best describe you:
Competitive, Observant, Genuine

What do you want to say to other women who might be nervous to start lifting heavy?
Go for it! We all have to start somewhere! If you are unsure of how to get started, then do your research and find a trainer who is attentive and smart (he or she should be able to tell you why you are doing X number of sets and reps or how a certain accessory lift will help you with your big lifts), who writes programs that are individualized to your needs and goals, and who genuinely wants to see you succeed.

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