Strong Is Not A Size Case Study: Anoushe Husain

Anoushé Husain is 31 years old and by her own admission, has “lived a rather diverse life.”

Born missing her right arm below the elbow, Anoushé has Ehlers Danlos syndrome and is a cancer survivor.

Anoushé confesses, “lifting weights has always been something I saw as not for me. It’s something guys did and only guys who wanted to look buff.”

Despite refusing to go anywhere near a weights area in the past, Anoushé contacted a personal trainer to help build her strength as she started to compete in climbing. Ranked 2nd in the UK in her disability category, Anoushé saw an “obvious difference” between her and the field; “I simply wasn’t strong.”

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