Brides Deadlift 250 Pounds During Their Wedding Ceremony

Zeena Hernandez and Lisa Yang wanted a “strong
start to their marriage, so instead of lighting a candle or some
other traditional wedding practice, the two decided to
deadlift more than 250 pounds
on the altar three times in
Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. 

The two are
Olympic-style weightlifters
, according to reports, and
typically stick to lifts like the
clean and jerk
. “But a snatch or clean-and-jerk in dresses
might be a bit dangerous, so we settled on three deadlifts,” Yang
Women’s Health
. The weight was easy for the couple to handle,
as they typically lift that much on their own. 

Check out the lift here: 


“It was meant to not only be a symbol of unity but also a
statement: ‘Individually, we are strong, capable women, but
together we are stronger,’” Hernandez told WH. 

It was captured by wedding photographer Eileen Meny, who
seemed to appreciate the uniqueness of the lift. “Huge advocate
of doing your wedding your own way,” Meny says on her Instagram

Fitness plays a big part in the newly-wedded couple’s lives.
Hernandez, a physical therapist, introduced Yang to CrossFit, who
later transitioned to weightlifting and convinced her bridge to
join her. 

“Weightlifting to us is very special,” Hernandez told WH. “We
lift with our local team in Brooklyn. They’re family to us, and the
whole weightlifting team was at our wedding.”


💙. Lisa & Wek & BK.

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Eileen Meny
(@eileenmenyphoto) on Oct 9, 2019 at 5:22am PDT


The two hope the photo will not only inspire people to put a
unique twist on their wedding, but perhaps even get into lifting if
they’re not already.

“People get really intimidated by barbells, but if they see tiny
Asians in wedding dresses lifting weights, maybe they can start to
believe that anything is possible,” Yang says. 


Source: FS – All – Fitness – News
Brides Deadlift 250 Pounds During Their Wedding Ceremony