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The Mental and Physical Toll of "Perfectionism" | Starting Strength Gyms Podcast #31

Ray Gillenwater, SSC | September 05, 2022

Ray Gillenwater talks with Shelley Wells about her experience with the burdens of perfectionism and how Starting Strength has helped her overcome struggles. 

  • 02:32 Shelley's PRs 
  • 04:17 Negative expectations for women
  • 05:49 Comparing ballet and lifting cultures
  • 08:29 Food culture around ballet
  • 13:45 Advice for other women
  • 14:30 Exercise as a form of punishment
  • 20:59 Burdens of perfectionism
  • 31:01 Physical changes experienced
  • 50:02 Desire to protect the brand

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