The Superior Body and Mind of Kristy Hawkins PhD
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“In the same way my brain seemed natural to respond to learning about science and math,” she explains, “my body responded to exercise and training. I found that developing these two aspects of my life – mind, and body – created a balance that I found extremely rewarding.”
“As life goes on,” she says, “circumstances change, and your goals must change as well. But I certainly hope I will serve as an example to both female and male competitors that you can be a bodybuilder or powerlifter and still develop your other talents – as a doctor, lawyer, scientist, entrepreneur, or even movie star.”
“Training as a competitive athlete can be a springboard to future success, rather than a barrier.”
In 2011, Hawkins stepped away from professional bodybuilding and successfully stepped into the realm of powerlifting, while maintaining a “bodybuilder” type look to her physique. She has stated that when she was just starting this sport, she managed to squat 400 pounds.
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