Best Lifter spotlight from the USPC Old Line Hoist on November 13, 2021.
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Name, age & how long have you been Powerlifting?
Joe Mountcastle, 19 I’ve been competing in powerlifting for 3 years now.
Best lifts in competition
Athletic background? What you did before powerlifting?
Before powerlifting I played football for 8 years.
Powerlifting to me is an amazing sport filled with so many supportive people, I love being able to push myself and others beyond what we thought was possible for ourselves.
Trying alone or training partner/coach, team?
I train with my fiancé Rachael Kline. And have been doing so for almost 5 years.
Biggest inspiration in the sport?
Biggest inspiration in the sport for sure is Eric Lilliebridge.
What's your favorite lift?
My favorite lift is definitely squat!
Biggest challenge in your training?
My biggest challenge in almost every meet prep yet has been my deadlift. It’s very hard for me to dial in and get in my groove with.
Least favorite lift?
Least favorite lift has gotta be deadlift!
Ideal training atmosphere? Focused and dialed in or noisy and high energy?
I love packed high energy environments to train in, it’s always motivated me!
Training plan. Do your own programming or have a coach?
I like to do my own programming for the most part.
Social media. Positives and negatives
Social media. Instagram: Castlepower02
I love social media, I love seeing others progress as well as sharing my own. It would be a dream to one day gain a sponsorship!
Diet you follow? Supplements?
No specific diet that I follow and the only supplement I take is pre workout!
Biggest accomplishment in your powerlifting career?
Biggest accomplishment would be breaking a 1700 total as a teenager!
What's one of your non-powerlifting goals?
I would love to open up a gym with my fiancé
Finally is there anyone you would like to acknowledge or give a shout out to (team, coach, spouse, sponsors)?
The one person deserving of a shout out would definitely be my soon to be wife Rachael Kline. I swear this women has pushed me to become so much more than I ever thought I would be, without her I most certainly wouldn’t be where I am today in powerlifting or in life itself. Thank you Rachael.