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Charity Witt

Charity Witt

 

Name

Charity Witt

Sport

Strongwoman

Powerlifting

Current Sponsors

ReebokONE Athlete, MB SlingShot, Doughnuts & Deadlifts

Location

Atlanta, GA

 

How old are you? 

24 years old 

Where were you born/where did you grow up?

Born in San Antonio TX. Family moved constantly, but I moved to Ontario, Canada on my own and lived the most accumulative years there.

Why did you choose Strongwoman/Powerlifting? What drives your passion for the sport?

I love the feeling of being stronger than I was. Strength takes a long time to develop along with technique and efficiency. Being able to compete in these sports that challenge my strength; I always find myself leaving surprised with what I was able to accomplish. It’s empowering.

What was the best advice you’ve ever been given?  

“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable”. I was told this while almost in tears because the knee wraps I had on were so tight and the weight felt so heavy on my back. A lot of things will hurt and be uncomfortable, but that’s only a sign to push harder.

In your experiences what have you learned that has made the biggest positive change in your life?

First, that rest is vital. A week of rest will not deplete your strength, but rather heal your body to lift stronger next time. Second, if you have a week spot, train it the hardest and with the most variety. Sometimes you have to hammer away at those weaknesses until they become your strongest points. I don’t believe in accepting a loss simply because I failed to train better. Third, don’t compare your now to someone else’s now. Everyone has different seasons, but yours should be the only one you’re focused on.

What advice do you want to give others who want to make changes in their life and fitness journey?

Don’t wait for “the right time”. The time will never be right. Everything will always take precedence over your goals until you make them your top priority. The key is to start when you aren’t ready and aren’t prepared.

What motivates you to be part of an elite club of the strongest woman in the world?

The fear of being average in my own estimate is enough motivation to accomplish whatever I set my heart on. It’s an honor to be among the strongest and hardest working women, who’s hard work is often overlooked and even criticized

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years within the sport of Powerlifting/Strongman lifting?

In 5 years, I will have a pro card for both strongman and powerlifting. I also plan to have gone to World’s Strongest Man/Woman by this time as well. 

What does a normal Friday night look like in the life of Charity Witt?

Probably at home, writing programs or doing some kind of studying while my pups sleep on the couch with me. I’m pretty low-key, because my training, school and work require so much energy. So, a great night at home with my pups is all I honestly want on the weekends. 

How does Powerlifting/Strongman lifting impact the other aspects of your life?

It makes me really tired! Hahaha. No, but strength training programs you mentally to push through dilemmas and obstacles regardless of how hard they seem or how far away from your goals you feel. It’s not just training of the physical, but the mental and emotional. 

How do you manage Medical School while being a professional athlete?

I’ve had to learn to prioritize things based on necessity. One of those will always have to take a hit. So, if I have an important lab report coming up or exam, then sometimes I only train 3-4 days a week in order to get that work done. After all, school is the gateway to my career and comes first for the time being. But on occasion, I’ve had to prioritize training over school to accomplish the training I need for competitions. It’s a give and take relationship.

What is something that people would be surprised to learn about you?

I think that most people assume athletes are typically born into privilege and silver spoons in their mouths per say. I had a really rough childhood and up bringing where I didn’t really live with either parent too much. From 13 years old to 19 years I worked and prepared myself to attend university and make something of myself. I’m a firm believer that it’s faith and dedication that makes a person rise above the rest rather than circumstances.

What sets you apart from everyone else?

I’m versatile. Sometimes an injury can ruin someone’s career and even life. I don’t want to be so one dimensional that obstacles can stop me from doing what I’m passionate about. That’s why it’s so important to embrace the definition of “athlete”. That means, whatever life throws at you, your athletic capacity and endurance can not only keep up, but overcome.  

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  • Jan 04, 2017

    I really enjoyed reading this. Charity is my absolute favorite professional athlete. She is so dedicated, hard working, and beautiful, she makes me wish I was still powerlifting. I’m currently working on getting back in shape and all of Charity’s posts on instagram help me to stay motivated. I can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in the future, and she will definitely meet all her goals that she has set for herself.

    — Kaylin

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