E68 | Lifting Blind With Brandi Darby

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Brandi Darby joins the session to discuss a variety of topics with Joe.  They discuss the Steel City, complications associated with Albinism, the challenges of being legally blind, remote coaching, not falling into victim culture, managing your time, and the taboo topic of religion.  Oh, and somewhere in there are lifting nuggets to apply to your training!


Brandi is first stab at highlighting stories from the Everyday Lifters in our audience!  Why did we choose Brandi? This August she placed in the masters division at the AO2 and was the first legally blind lifter to do so since the 50’s!  Catch her full story here and follow her journey with lifting and life at her instagram feed.  You can also see the lift that USAW featured here!


Links to Check out from this cast.


Brandi’s Feed –  https://www.instagram.com/brandiblifting/?hl=en


Brandi’s Featured Lift – https://instagram.com/p/BmJ-OtEHtve/


Brandi’s Story – https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting/Features/2018/August/06/Pittsburgh-native-becomes-first-blind-lifter-to-place-at-a-USA-Weightlifting-national-competition


Brandi’s Cast, The Word in the World –


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