12:56 GMT21 February 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    Natalia Kuznetsova, once a fragile girl from Russia’s far eastern city of Chita, says she just wanted to gain some weight when she started powerlifting years ago. Now the 25-year-old is a renowned master of sports and three-time world record holder.

    Kuznetsova started practicing sports at the age of 14, focusing mostly on bodybuilding and powerlifting. Since then, the lady who weighted some 40 kilograms, has turned into a muscle-bound champ. With a height of 168 centimeters, she weighs 90 kilos and has 45 centimeter-wide hands.

    To keep her spectacular shape, the athlete trains every day for several hours. She also has a special diet, in which she adds proteins in her meals instead of spices and sauces.

    Natalia says she has lots of fans who recognize her in streets. There are also some haters who slam the powerlifter's lifestyle. However, she pays no heed to the criticism, saying she prefers to deal with people who know about powerlifting.


    Car Crash Kills Powerlifting Champion
    Russia to Stage Paralympic Powerlifting European Champs
    Russian Woman Linked to Libya Embassy Attack Was Professional Powerlifter
    female, bodybuilding, powerlifting, video, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook

    More videos

    • Golden Retriver
      Last update: 05:39 GMT 21.02.2020
      05:39 GMT 21.02.2020

      Golden Retriever Puppy Meets His Match in Barking Battle With the Mirror

      Have you ever imagined going toe-to-toe with a clone or an evil twin? Then you may be able to empathise with what this brave pup must be feeling. Maybe the doggo could yelp for mum, but perhaps the strange little guy behind the glass has a bigger friend too...

    • No Thank You! Spooked Golden Retriever Runs From Dinosaur Statue
      Last update: 20:40 GMT 20.02.2020
      20:40 GMT 20.02.2020

      No Thank You! Spooked Golden Retriever Runs From Dinosaur Statue

      Have you ever come across something totally alien, and weren’t sure what to do? Well, an adorable golden retriever experienced just that earlier this week.

    • Golden Retriever
      Last update: 05:00 GMT 20.02.2020
      05:00 GMT 20.02.2020

      Napping Together: Adorable Golden Retriever Protects Little Pup

      Some dogs are very strong, brave, and energetic, but even they need some rest and a bit of snuggle time. Because in the end they are just like big and adorable babies that want to play and hug their friends – human or canine, it does not matter.

    • Dancing the Day Away: Golden Retrievers Frolic at the Park
      Last update: 23:37 GMT 19.02.2020
      23:37 GMT 19.02.2020

      Dancing the Day Away: Golden Retrievers Frolic at the Park

      People often enjoy spending time outdoors, especially when the weather is pristinely comfortable and pleasant. And who wouldn’t, especially in sunny Florida? This week, a trio of golden retriever pals also got to soak up the sun, even getting to dance.