GGS Spotlight: Jacqueline Kasen

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Meet Jacqueline Kasen!

Meet Jacqueline Kasen!

 

 

Name:   Jacqueline Kasen

Age: 30 years old

Location: Miami Beach, FL

 

What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?

Girls Gone Strong means to me that you can be physically fit, have physical and mental strength, while being part of a community of like-minded women who are supportive of your healthy lifestyle.

 

How long have you been training?

I have been training with weights since eighth grade, when I knew I would be competing in sports and wanted to excel.

 

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How did you get introduced to strength training?

I was lucky there was a gym in my home growing up! Coloring and drawing were fun, but they weren’t for me. I started picking dumbbells, pressing them over my head, and doing bicep curls long before I even knew what I was doing. Once I started playing sports, I just became more interested. I got serious about lifting in high school and was just infatuated with the power of transforming your body and feeling great. I was always an athlete and strength training really pushed me to the next level.

 

What does a sample workout look like for you?

A sample workout for me consists of foam rolling, dynamic warm-up, some light running for about five minutes, and then some heavy lifting. My body can lose muscle pretty quickly, so I am constantly trying to maintain and add muscle. I have usually trained muscle groups separately, hitting a particular muscle group twice a week, but now I am exploring push/pull days.

 

Favorite Lift:

My favorite lift is the pull-up. I love not only the way my back looks while doing them, but how strong I feel! Not a lot of women are able to do strict pull-ups, and I am happy to achieve this level of strength and to have the opportunity to help others achieve it as well. It is very rewarding!