Need Motivation? Watch Jennifer Millican’s 2017 Road to the Arnold

Rogue Fitness has released their second video featuring the “2017 Road to the Arnold” theme. This time their athlete of choice is female powerlifter Jennifer Millican, who’s a -57kg USAPL raw national champion.

Jennifer Millican is relatively new to the powerlifting scene, but a force nonetheless. Her first USAPL meet was in December of 2015, then her second was nationals. At Nationals (her second USAPL meet ever), Millican claimed first for the female -57kg raw open class, set two raw American records, and won best lifter overall.

After her first place nationals finish, she was then invited to compete this year in the Arnold. Millican will be competing in the Arnold Powerlifting Grand Prix among some of the top competitors in powerlifting.

This video is great on so many levels. It’s not over the top or overly hyped up, it’s a description of Millican’s day to day and how she ties training into her busy life. Personally, I think that’s what makes this video so relatable. A lot of strength athletes give their heart and soul into training and competing, but for the love, not the end game.

Millican talks about how she wakes up at 3:45 a.m. everyday to get her lift in before the day truly begins. After training she goes to her full-time job, picks up her kids after, then goes home to wind down the evening before the next 3:45 a.m. wake up.

She states in the video that she has two goals for the Arnold.

1. To not be so conservative with her attempt calls.

2. Total over 1,000 lbs or more.

Millican concludes the video with a quote that should shed a little insight into what we can expect for her future in the sport, “I promise you, I’ve explored the depths of my mind trying to figure out why the fire of powerlifting won’t die. There have been times when I wanted it to. I’m like I need to go home, I need to clean my house, I need to do yoga, but I can’t. It just won’t die. I love competing. I know I’m not done, I know I haven’t reached the ceiling.” 

It’s going to be an exciting meet watching Millican leave everything she has on the platform. She’ll be competing along side some of the best women in powerlifting.

Can Millican make this another record breaking meet?

Feautre image screenshot from Rogue Fitness YouTube channel. 

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Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as one of the full time writers and editors at BarBend. He's a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand. As of right now, Jake has published over 1,100 articles related to strength athletes and sports. Articles about powerlifting concepts, advanced strength & conditioning methods, and topics that sit atop a strong science foundation are Jake's bread-and-butter. On top of his personal writing, Jake edits and plans content for 15 writers and strength coaches who come from every strength sport.Prior to BarBend, Jake worked for two years as a strength and conditioning coach for hockey and lacrosse players, and was a writer at the Vitamin Shoppe's corporate office. Jake regularly competes in powerlifting in the 181 lb weight class, and considers himself a weightlifting shoe sneaker head. On the side of writing full time, Jake works as a part-time strength coach and works with clients through his personal business Concrete Athletics in Hoboken and New York City.