We love “strong women,” but didn’t know the full potential of that descriptive term until we met world-class weight-lifter Kara Bohigian at last year’s Fit Expo in Pasadena, California.
Kara really stood out when she stopped by our booth. In addition to being the current world record holder in several power-lifting events, Kara Bohigian struck us as a friendly, lovely, vivacious woman blessed with natural cheer.
She loved our salmon, and mounted a one-woman word-of-mouth campaign for Vital Choice among her colleagues. Her kind, unsolicited support that prompted us to sponsor Kara's competitive endeavors, as you can see from the Vital Choice logo on her shorts in the picture at lower right.
Many of Kara’s power-lifting peers are focused on strength-building supplements and overlook the benefits of well-rounded nutrition, which in most respects surpasses the need for and benefits of “performance” pills and powders.
Salmon and other cold-water fish deliver the complete performance promoting athletic package, including high-quality protein, healthy fats and vital nutrients (Click here to read about salmon’s bountiful sports-nutrition benefits).
Unlike many lifters and bodybuilders who consume large quantities of protein bars, powders, and milkshakes, Kara advocates getting nutrients primarily from food, for peak mental and physical performance. We couldn’t agree more!
Kara turned in another world-class performance at the 2006 APF Alabama State Meet, where she performed bench-press
lifts of 407, 435 and 446 pounds before breaking the 165-pound-plus class World Record with a 451-pound bench press.
Her amazing 451-pound bench press is also the third highest female bench press of all time, regardless of weight class!
Here’s the letter (highlighted in red) Kara sent us after meeting again last month at the 2006 Arnold (Schwarzenegger) Classic event in Columbus, Ohio, where she set a 148-165 pound class record of 391 pounds.