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Seasoned workout vet and fitness editor Jen Sinkler thought she’d seen it all. That is, until she got invited to a “grip sport competition” at The Movement Minneapolis. “That's right, there are competitions to determine who has the strongest hands,” Jen says. “It was fun to oooh and ahhh at phonebooks being torn in half and nails being bent, but overall, it was this community of slightly offbeat strength athletes that I enjoyed connecting with.” Gym owner David Dellanave was one of them! The two hit it off right away.
About 10 minutes after Jen left his gym, David sent her a Facebook friend request. They then traded phone numbers and, as Jen explains it, “that unleashed the floodgates of communication. We became best friends within a week. Six months later, we became more than best friends."
A year-and-a-half later, the couple is still going strong—literally. “I taught him the Olympic lifts; he taught me a whole bunch of old-time strongman lifts. I relish our time training together. We don't spend all our time under iron, though—we do sprint workouts, go on walks, and do a whole slew of other activities on a more occasional basis… morel mushroom hunting, go-karting, and downhill skiing, to name a few. We also set up a pretty rad badminton set in our backyard this summer and hosted tournaments for our friends nearly every weekend. Doesn't matter what it is—we're both up for it!”
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