In her spare time, Jodie is a competitive powerlifter. She competes within the British Powerlifting federation in the under 57kg bodyweight category. Powerlifting involves squatting, bench pressing and deadlifting the heaviest weight possible for a single repetition.
Jodie Cook Powerlifter
Current maximums: SQUAT: 132.5kg. BENCH: 80kg. DEADLIFT: 162.5kg. TOTAL: 375kg
- Qualified for the 2017 British Classic after the West Midlands Junior Championships, held at the Hatchford Brook Youth Centre in Solihull on the 2nd of April 2017. Total lifted 370kg with a Wilks score of 430. Video of best lifts:
- Finished 2016 ranked the 16th best female powerlifter in British Powerlifting.
- Placed third in the 57kg class at the Women’s British Classic, held in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, totalling 352.5kg (130/ 70/152.5). Finished behind two international athletes – Ellie Steel in first and Louise Murray in second.
- First competed for British Powerlifting as a guest at the South Midlands Championships in Gosport, Hampshire, totalling 330kg. This was to qualify for the 2016 nationals in September 2016. Best lifts:
- Entered nationals in the 55.5kg class at the BDFPA British Championships in King’s Lynn in February 2016. With a top squat of 112.5kg, a 65kg bench and equal personal best of 130kg in the deadlift, Jodie finished in first place with a 307.5kg total – the highest total in the weight class for four years.
- Won best female lifter in the BDFPA West Midlands Bench Press Championships in November 2015 with a 65kg lift at 58.1kg bodyweight.
- Began lifting the British Drug-Free Powerlifting Association (BDFPA) and qualified for the 2016 national championships in both the 58.5kg class (at the Alexander Stadium in September 2015) and the 55.5kg class in January 2016 at MSC Performance in Birmingham.
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