Top Female Bodybuilders and Powerlifters You Need to Follow on Instagram

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Instagram has become a great platform to follow all of the progress the weightlifting industry is making, especially in regards to women.

Some amazing fit chicks are blowing up the Gram with their self-started companies and fitness campaigns, not to mention their own motivating selfies and helpful tips. Here’s a couple of the many badass women who have become Instafamous for being lifters.

1. Krissy Mae Cagney

Creator of Doughnuts & Deadlifts, entrepreneur and professional lifter Krissy Mae Cagney’s Instagram account has more than 300,000 followers. She’s living an inspired and adventurous lifestyle, climbing mountains, and occasionally cheating on her healthy regime with doughnuts.

She’s a role model for anyone who has had any kind of drug or alcohol dependency, as she’s now celebrating being sober for more than¬†1,000 days. She’s a strong supporter of CrossFit and how it has changed the way society views women who lift. Finally, it’s “sexy” for women to be strong.

2. Elizabeth Akinwale

Elizabeth Akinwale is a mother, trainer, CrossFitter, autism advocate and a blogger. She also loves to read, and gets a lot of inspiration from her favorite books.

She supports gender equality and feels that the fitness industry is slowly changing to give women a more equal position than just models in bikinis. As a female athlete, she wants to see the fitness industry pay male and female athletes equally, and don’t we all?

3. Kristin Pope

Athlete, JTS Olympic weightlifter, pitbull awareness advocate, small business owner, diet coach and more, Kristin Pope is one busy woman. As a competitive weightlifter, she knows what it means to fight hard for what you want.

She’s insanely confident and could care less about what people think about her body. She’s been a competitive athlete for over 20 years and is gaining momentum, letting her followers watch her progress in her training vlogs.

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