How Long It Takes to Become World’s Strongest Woman (w/Donna Moore)

Today I’m talking to Donna Moore, a British legend in the sport of strongman and a three-time World’s Strongest Woman and atlas stone record holder. Donna has been competing in strongman since 2012, and in today’s episode, she shares her unlikely origins in the sport — including a seemingly random competition through Facebook — as well as her future aspirations, which include competing in a completely different bodyweight category. Along the way, Donna shares some of her favorite and funniest competition stories and provides some insight into what it takes to start from the beginning and work your way to the tippy top of a strength sport.

Donna Moore BarBend Podcast

In this episode of the BarBend Podcast, David Thomas Tao talks to Donna Moore about:

  • Donna’s introduction to strongman (2:20)
  • Competing in less-than-ideal conditions (6:00)
  • Donna’s major mental turning point on her road to becoming a champion (8:30)
  • Turning strengths into weaknesses (12:00)
  • How lifting cool things brings people together (18:00)
  • Donna’s remaining goals in the sport (23:30)

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