Christine Castro is one of the best powerlifters to come out of Canada. She was back at it in the gym recently, crushing a massive deadlift.
At 26 years of age, Castro has already reached a solid level of success in powerlifting. She has competed almost exclusively in Canada, starting off in the 63kg division, before moving to the 72kg class. Throughout her entire five year career, she has known high levels of success, winning nearly every meet that she has competed in.
Castro is looking to continue these winning ways, the next time she takes to competition. In order to do so, she has been doing some serious work in the gym, trying to extend her competition records here, so they will be a breeze in the actual event. This was most evident, with a recent video of her crushing a gigantic 496lb deadlift, which was three pounds heavier than her competition best. Also in the post, is a 226lb bench, which is eleven pounds heavier than her competition best.
Check it out:
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Christine Castro pulls 496 lbs!! Posted @withregram • @sneakersoverstilettos — 225kg/496lbs x1 (+1.5kg/3lbs from comp PR) 102.5kg/226lbs x1 (+5kg/11lbs from comp PR) . Peak is done! Ok ready to taper 😴 💤 I filmed it like a potato 🥰 . @ifbbprojonah came just to load my plates for me 😭❤️ . This week’s total is 19kg/42lbs higher than my comp PR and I’m very happy with how everything moved even with all the fatigue accumulated. Two plate bench and five plate deadlift for gym bro numbers unlocked and am ready to hit some sick numbers 🔓 . #LFG #CPUNationals .
Christine Castro is looking to compete at the upcoming CPU Nationals. This will be her first time competing since the Ontario Open in November. This is where she hit that 493lb deadlift, to achieve her competition PR. However, judging by the looks of things here, that record will not stand for much longer. Moreover, this is just a steady growth, as earlier in the week, she was hitting a few increasingly heavy deadlifts to work her way to this massive 496lb pull.
Take a look:
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— 220kg/485lbs x1 210kg/463lbs x1 197.5kg/435lbs x1 90kg/198lbs x1 . I always tell my athletes to sleep more but here I am sleeping 5h on average this week. Time to prioritize sleep and nutrition so workouts are better. This my own fault and is in my control 😅✌🏿 . Sometimes I forget about how much progress I’m making because I keep comparing myself to other lifters but @qtpowerlifting always reminds me. . This is 7.5kg/17lbs higher than my heaviest pull from last prep and only 3.5kg/8lbs lower than my grindy third attempt at Provincials. Plus a sick tempo bench PR after deadlifts. . Good job today Christine ❤️ . @girlswhopowerlift | 𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕜𝕥𝕣𝕖𝕖 @zonesmellingsalts | 𝕔𝕠𝕕𝕖: 𝐜𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞𝟏𝟎 @innerstrengthproducts
The last time she competed, Christine Castro was unable to reach the mark for her PR on the bench press. However, she is clearly improving both with this, and the deadlift. Therefore this should not be an issue when the CPU Nationals come along. In fact, with work like this, it is safe to assume she will be blowing those numbers out of the water.
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