FOF #2664 – Janae Marie Kroc’s Big Lift

Oct 17, 2018 · 2711 views

Lift big, love big and fearlessly be yourself. World champion powerlifter Janae Marie Kroczaleski, pioneer of the “Kroc Row.” Photos courtesy of the documentary film Transformer.

At one point in time bodybuilder Janae Marie Kroczaleski was known as the “world’s strongest man” for hitting the world record in powerlifting- Janae’s 220 pound body lifted a jaw dropping one and a quarter tons of pure iron in bench press, deadlift and squat.

When Janae was outed as trans, it sent shockwaves through the powerlifting and bodybuilding world and made many folks reconsider, for the first time, what it means to be a woman.

In the new documentary film “Transformer” Janae Marie Kroc is discovering how she can live as a trans woman authentically and still lift like a champion.

Then and now, Janae Marie Kroc. Photos courtesy of Janae Marie Kroczaleski.

Today championship bodybuilder, powerlifter and trans pioneer Janae Marie Kroc joins us to talk about the new documentary “Transformer” which follows Janae as she navigates her life as a trans woman, powerlifting icon, bodybuilder and parent to three amazing sons.

A look at high profile trans celebrities in film like Chaz Bono and Caitlyn Jenner.

How Janae made herstory for developing the Kroc row.

— Special thanks to our research assistant C’est Kevvie! <3

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