4. Switzerland's Strongest Woman Nora Jäggi is Fueled by Plants
"The challenge of working on small things and weaknesses is what drives me in weightlifting." - Nora Jäggi
Being strong and lifting heavy weights as a woman? This is often not so accepted in society and may even be smiled at. Nora Jäggi shows impressively that this is anything but to smile at. In Olympic weightlifting nobody can fool her that easily. With a personal record of 95kg (210lbs) in Snatch and 120kg (265lbs) in Clean and Jerk she is the strongest woman and national record holder in Switzerland. This is something a man should do first before being judged.
Nora is not only super strong, but also eats a purely plant-based diet. Vegan and being strong? Aren't they just weaklings? Far from it, with her vegan nutrition and her sporty achievements she defies all preconceptions. Nora is the perfect myth-buster. Not only in weight lifting, but also as a personality she is super strong. She has a big heart for all living beings, and that's why she decided to become vegan.
In this episode Nora Jäggi tells her story of how she got to Olympic weightlifting through CrossFit, explains how she trains and looks back at her greatest successes. Nora goes further into why she became vegan and how she put this into practice. She also explains how she has changed and that she has benefited enormously from this. Both in weight training and personally. Finally, she gives some tips on how to do the switch and what to look for, especially as an athlete.
It was a great pleasure to talk to Nora and I find her very inspiring. Recently she decided to stop competing and concentrate on other things in her life. On this way I would like to thank Nora again and wish her all the best for her new stage of life and her future.
Thanks for listening and hear you next time,
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Connect with Nora Jäggi:
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wlnoerchen
Information about Olympic Weightlifting:
- Nora's Weightlifting Club: https://www.instagram.com/gewichtheberclubbeiderbasel
- Swiss Weightlifting: http://www.swiss-weightlifting.ch/
- International Weightlifting Federation: https://www.iwf.net/
Interviews & Videos:
- (German) Interview with Crossequip: https://youtu.be/ZQVbyrsgUWg
- (German) Telezüri Interview: https://youtu.be/PX3xwhKhZ8w
Mentioned & further resources:
- Book HOW NOT TO DIE: https://nutritionfacts.org/book/
- GAMECHANGERS: https://gamechangersmovie.com/
- FORKS OVER KNIVES: https://www.forksoverknives.com/
- DOMINION: https://www.dominionmovement.com/watch
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